Aunt says 8-year-old Va. boy killed while trying to protect his sister from rapist

RICHMOND, Va. — An 8-year-old boy was beaten to death trying to save his 12-year-old sister from a man who attempted to rape her, WTVR is reporting.

Warrants have been obtained for a Richmond teenager in the death of the boy. The teenager has been located and is being “medically evaluated,” according to WTVR. 

The children were playing along some railroads tracks in Richmond on Thursday afternoon. The aunt of the children told WTVR that they came across a man who attempted to rape the little girl.

The girl’s brother attempted to intervene, the aunt said. The girl was also assaulted and has been taken to a local hospital.

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