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13-Year-Old Boy Charged In Death of 5-Year-Old Half-Sister

13-Year-Old Boy Charged In Death of 5-Year-Old Half-Sister

A 13-year-old boy from Terrytown has been arrested after authorities say he told them he used TV wrestling moves on his 5-year-old half-sister, who died from the beating.

Authorities say Viloude Louis died from blunt-force trauma and multiple internal injuries.

Jefferson Parish sheriff's spokesman Col. John Fortunato says the boy, identified by the Sheriff's Office as Devalon Armstrong,  was arrested Tuesday and booked into a juvenile center on a charge of second-degree murder.

Deputies say they received a 911 call from the Terrytown apartment on Carrollwood Village Drive on Sunday and found the girl unresponsive. She was pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital.

Investigators say the teen allegedly told them he repeatedly slammed the girl on a bed, punched her in the stomach, jumped on her and struck her with his elbow several times.

The Advocate reports that questions were raised Tuesday during a court hearing about whether Armstrong is mentally competent and could participate in his own defense.  He will be evaluated by psychiatrists before a hearing is held on the issue.  The newspaper reports that hearing has been scheduled for next month.

 

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