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May 2, 2014 5:37 PM

Boy Killed Trying to Protect Sister from Rapist

RICHMOND, Virginia - An 8-year-old boy was killed while he tried to protect his 12-year old sister from a rapist.

According to relatives, the sister and brother were in the backyard of their home playing near the train tracks, when they were approached.

They say the suspect raped the girl and hit her younger brother in the head with a brick when he tried to defend her. The girl is in the hospital recovering. A vigil will be held this weekend for Marty Cobb.

Richmond police have identified and issued a warrant for the arrest of a teen suspect in the case. He's being "medically evaluated" before an arrest is made.

Police were originally looking for a white male, with scraggly facial hair. Now they say the suspect is a black male teenager.

He threatened the victim into giving false information about his identity.

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