Attorney: Calif. boy charged in sister's death

Associated Press
Attorney: Calif. boy charged in sister's death

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The attorney for the 12-year-old boy accused in the stabbing death of his 8-year-old sister says murder charges have been filed against the boy.

Attorney Mark Reichel told KTVU-TV ( ) Tuesday evening that his client has been charged with second degree murder and a special allegation for use of a dangerous weapon.

Reichel had said earlier Tuesday that the boy might have lied about seeing a long-haired intruder fleeing the scene but that doesn't make the boy the killer.

Also on Tuesday, Reichel visited the home where 8-year-old Leila Fowler was found April 27 with knife wounds. Her brother was the only one home.

The boy told police he scared off an intruder.