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The 8 year old, Martin Cobb, was reportedly hit in the head with a brick during the attack Thursday, neighbors told The Richmond Times Dispatch. Richmond Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Mary E. Langer said she could not confirm a brick was used but police told her Martin suffered severe head trauma. The attack took place near their home.
Nike Free Run The 12 year old girl was taken to a hospital. "As far as I know, she's doing fine. . She's doing better. She's OK," the siblings' aunt Geraldine Pitchford told the newspaper.
Nike Free Run 5.0 The 16 year old boy was charged with murder and strangulation, police said in a news release. Police did not immediately return a telephone message from The Associated Press. The AP also generally does not identify juveniles charged with crimes.
Nike Free Run 5.0 Dam Pitchford described Martin as warm hearted and friendly and was often playing with his sister outside.
"I'm proud of him. I'm proud that he stuck up for his sister. He did what he was taught," she said.
Pastor Dr. Theodore L. Hughey of the Abundant Life church said the boy, also known as "Little Martin," and his sister were inseparable and "always in and out" of the church.