NEW ORLEANS – A 13-year-old boy from a New Orleans suburb was charged with second-degree murder in the death of his 5-year-old half-sister after investigators said he told them he repeatedly struck her with wrestling moves imitated from TV.
The 13-year-old reported he started to wrestle with the victim and practiced WWE’ style wrestling moves on the 5-year-old, Col. John Fortunato of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Tuesday.
Those moves allegedly included repeatedly slamming the girl on a bed, punching her in the stomach, jumping on her and striking her with his elbow.
The boy had been left to babysit the girl by his stepmother when the alleged beating occurred, authorities said.
Relative’s pit bull kills 6-year-old boy
A 6-year-old San Francisco Bay area boy has died after he was attacked by a relative’s dog.
Authorities say the attack occurred Monday at a grandparent’s home in Union City. The dog has been described as a pit bull or pit bull mix.
Union City Police Cmdr. Ben Horner says family members told investigators the boy was playing with the dog and may have attempted to climb on its back when he was attacked. The dog has been quarantined.
Victim recovering after bear attack
A man who was attacked by a black bear outside a cabin in northwest Wisconsin is recovering at a hospital.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the man was attacked in his yard near Shell Lake on Monday night. DNR carnivore specialist David MacFarland says the man’s dog apparently initiated contact with the bear.
MacFarland says the man’s brother came out of the cabin and shot and injured the bear, which ran away.
DNR wildlife supervisor Mike Zeckmeister says officials have set up traps for the bear in case it returns.
Deaths of 2 who took drug probed
Federal regulators are investigating the deaths of two patients who received injections of a longer-lasting version of Eli Lilly’s antipsychotic Zyprexa.
The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that the patients died three to four days after receiving an appropriate dose of the drug known as Zyprexa Relprevv. They had very high levels of olanzapine in their blood. That is the chemical compound behind Zyprexa.
High levels of olanzapine can lead to cardiac arrest, irregular heartbeats, sedation or comas.
Mauled Bolivian girl to get surgery in US
Doctors in Bolivia say a 4-year-old girl who was unconscious for nearly three weeks after being mauled in the face and body by a Rottweiler is conscious and ready to fly to Boston for reconstructive surgery.
Rosalia was unconscious following the May 24 attack until last Wednesday, when she woke up and asked for her mother.
Dr. Alfredo Rodriguez at the Bolivian children’s hospital said Tuesday that Rosalia is ready to travel.