Aunt: Boy, 9, killed trying to defend sister during sex assault

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A 9-year-old boy in Virginia was beaten to death while attempting to save his 11-year-old sister from a man who was trying to rape her.

Crime Scene 2WTVR is reporting that the children were playing along railroad tracks in Richmond on Thursday afternoon, when a man approached and attempted to rape the 11-year-old girl.

The aunt of the children says the girl’s brother tried to intervene, and was beaten. The 9-year-old boy died as a result of the beating.

Warrants have been obtained for a teenager believed to be connected to his beating death. The teenager has been located and is being “medically evaluated,” according to Richmond Police.


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