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Brother Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of 8-year-old Valley Springs Girl



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(Sacramento, CA)
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Calaveras County Sheriff's Department has made an arrest in the brutal stabbing death of 8 year-old Leila Fowler. Detectives arrested Fowler's 12-year-old brother shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday.
 
Sheriff Gary Kuntz made the announcement in front of the Valley Springs substation. It has been 15 days since Leila Fowler was reported murdered.    Kuntz told reporters at a news conference that the 12-year-old boy will be charged with homicide.
 
The boy had told police last month that he encountered an intruder in the home on the day Leila Fowler was killed. He described the man as being tall with long gray hair.
 
The April 27 attack shook the tight knit Valley Springs community of about 7,400 people and set off a massive manhunt. Investigators did a door-to-door sweep of houses, storage sheds and horse stables.
The Calaveras County Sheriff's Department has made an arrest in the brutal stabbing death of 8 year-old Leila Fowler. Detectives arrested Fowler's 12-year-old brother shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday.
 
Sheriff Gary Kuntz made the announcement in front of the Valley Springs substation. It has been 15 days since Leila Fowler was reported murdered.    Kuntz told reporters at a news conference that the 12-year-old boy will be charged with homicide.
 
The boy had told police last month that he encountered an intruder in the home on the day Leila Fowler was killed. He described the man as being tall with long gray hair.
 
The April 27 attack shook the tight knit Valley Springs community of about 7,400 people and set off a massive manhunt. Investigators did a door-to-door sweep of houses, storage sheds and horse stables.
 
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