Murder charge against CA dead boy's brother

GILLIAN FLACCUS
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A photo released by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department is of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr., 11, an autistic boy who went missing from his Manifee, Calif., home on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Hundreds of people will resume the search today Tuesday July 9,2013, for Smith in Riverside County, where temperatures have topped 100 degrees. (AP Photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Southern California will file a murder charge against the teenage half brother in the death of an 11-year-old boy who was the subject of an intense search.

Riverside County District Attorney spokesman John Hall said Friday that the 16-year-old suspect will make a court appearance Monday in juvenile court.

The Associated Press is not identifying the suspect because of his age.

Prosecutors are asking a judge to determine if the case should be transferred to adult court.

Terry Dewayne Smith Jr.'s body was found Wednesday in a shallow grave under a tree behind the house he shared with his mother, half brother and other family.

His mother reported him missing Sunday and a search lasted four days.