14-Year-Old Charged As Adult In Horrific Killing Of 10-Year-Old Relative Asks To Be Tried As Juvenile

Juvenile Court

A 14-year-old suspect is being charged with killing and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl he was related to and has pleaded not guilty.

The 14-year-old suspect was arrested for the homicide of a 10-year-old girl. Defense Attorney Michael Cohen filed a reverse waiver in an attempt to send the case to juvenile court.

Lily Peters vanished on her bicycle on the way home from her aunt’s house. CTB-P (the initials of the juvenile accused) allegedly lured her off the trail home and into the woods, beat her, strangled her, and then sexually assaulted her body.

Police increased patrols around schools in Chippewa Falls two days after 10-year-old Lily Peters was murdered.

The accused is a relative of the victim; police said this was not a random killing; the alleged perpetrator was being held on a $1 million bond.

The suspect was held in a juvenile detention facility and appeared in court remotely. He is accused of killing his victim and sexually assaulting her after she was strangled to death.

CTP-B faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree sexual assault, and first-degree sexual assault with a child under age 13 resulting in great bodily harm.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Who killed Lily Peters? Wisconsin boy accused of murder, sexual assault of 10-year-old girl in Chippewa Falls to waive hearing – WLS-TV
  2. Wisconsin boy waives hearing in 10-year-old girl’s death – Star Tribune
  3. Lily Peters update: Wisconsin teen charged as adult in 10-year-old’s murder wants case in juvenile court – Fox News
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