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Ala. boy charged in killing of girl found on rope

by AP posted May 11 2012 2:21PM

 

 

 

ASHVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama authorities say a 14-year-old boy is charged with murder for the death of a girl found hanging from a tree.

 

St. Clair County Sheriff Terry Surles says the victim, Katelynn Arnold, was 9 years old and the boy's half-sister.

 

Her body was discovered Thursday night outside her home in Ragland, a rural town about 40 miles northeast of Birmingham.

 The rope used to be part of a tire swing

 

St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell said an autopsy found the cause of death was homicide due to ligature strangulation.

 

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Location : AlabamaAshvilleBirmingham
05/11/2012 2:21PM
Ala. boy charged in killing of girl found on rope
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