Teen allegedly planned rape and murder of Wisconsin girl

A 14-year-old boy who allegedly killed a 10-year-old girl in Chippewa Falls, Wis., knew the child and planned the attack, a prosecutor says.

Lily Peters’ body was discovered on a trail on Monday the day after she disappeared as she was returning home from a visit to her aunt’s residence, 11 Alive reported Wednesday.

Lily was first reported missing by her father, Chippewa Falls police said, and authorities found her bike in a wooded area near her relative’s home.

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“The boy, identified only by his initials, appeared in Chippewa County adult court via video from a juvenile detention center. Judge Benjamin Lane granted District Attorney Wade Newell’s request for $1 million cash bond,” the 11 Alive report continues:

Lane said the high bond was necessary to protect the community given the teenager’s “statements of his intentions and statements about when he came off the track he punched the victim in the stomach , threw her to the ground, basically strangled her, beat her with a stick, before strangling her to death – before sexually assaulting her,” Newell told the judge during the trial. bail hearing.

The teenager allegedly said “his intention was to rape and kill the victim from the start”, according to Newell.

Images released on Tuesday watch the house where Lily was last seen before leaving for her father’s house:

Newell also said the boy was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree sexual assault and first-degree sexual assault of a child under 13 causing grievous bodily harm.

Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matthew Kelm announced the arrest Tuesday after authorities executed a search warrant at the home of the girl’s aunt. Kelm said the department received more than 200 tips regarding the case.

“The same trail that my kids walk all the time on their own, it was a safe place until Sunday,” a resident told Fox 9 on Tuesday:

Meanwhile, neighbors left drawings, flowers, candles and stuffed animals outside Lily’s elementary school and on a bridge to honor her memory.


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