14-year-old charged with rape, murder in 11-year-old NC girl’s death

SAMPSON COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities announced Wednesday they have arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with an 11-year-old Sampson County girl’s death last year, according to WTVD.

McKenzie Mae Sessoms, a student at Salemburg Elementary School, was found unresponsive on her living room couch by her father on Sept. 6.

Sheriff Jimmy Thornton said the male suspect was arrested Tuesday night after an eight-month investigation. The suspect’s name has not been released by officials.

An autopsy revealed Sessoms had been sexually assaulted and suffocated.

The suspect is currently being held in a detention center in New Hanover County.

Source: WTVD

10 comments

  • keepingitreal

    Sad! Please give your children attention. Be able to notice mentally unstable & get them help!

  • Rory Bruton

    Prayers for the family of the little girl I hope they charge him as an adult and give him life hate to say the chair he is young but he needs atleast 30yrs being some guys b….!!!

  • K. Garner

    Justice can only be served if that 14yr old P.O.S. being tried as an adult. Unfortunately I have no faith in the judicial system, mass media has given us to many examples of that.

  • Mimi Sparks

    Just my opinion but almost all serial rapists and serial killers start at a very young age and DO NOT stop til they are either locked up for life or dead, it is a very sad thing for this poor girls family, they can at least make sure he is never in a position to do it again to someone elses daughter

  • avery

    Giving the chair is in humane what they should do to stop it is do the assulter the same way as the did the victim that would stop all this nonsense

  • leslie

    I think heshould get the death penalty do to the fact that he raped her then killed her… i dont kno what goes on in peoples head to where they have to kill now thats inhumane, giving him the chair is fair because he took another life you got to think about what that little girl went through and to be honest i think he should get worse… he took that girls virginity then killed her you wanna talk about inhumane what he did was inhumane enough said … death is his only way out…

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