SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The lawyer for the 12-year-old boy accused in the stabbing death of his eight-year-old sister says murder charges have been filed against the boy.
Mark Reichel told KTVU-TV tonight that his client has been charged with second-degree murder and a special allegation for use of a dangerous weapon.
Reichel had said earlier 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 today, Reichel visited the home where eighty-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.
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