4-year-old Funeral Service

Good morning it's Gray. Here's a look at some of the stories you will want to catch before you leave the house on 12 News Today.

As you plan your day, prepare for the rain. Kevin will let you know when you can expect the showers.

Happening today, family and friends will come together to say goodbye to four-year-old Shawn Wills. The little boy was killed at Maymont Park Thursday afternoon when a tree fell on him. The service will be held at The Pentecostals of Richmond on Pickens Road.

We have an update to a story we first reported a few years ago. The man accused of serial butt slashing in Northern Virginia has pleaded guilty in Circuit Court. Johnny Pimental is accused of using box cutters to stab the backsides of women between February and July 2011.

This morning 45 soldiers from Fort Lee are waking up in the arms of their loved ones. The company returned home yesterday after a six-month tour in Afghanistan and Kuwait. The Mortuary Affairs Unit prepares the bodies of fallen soldiers for transport home.

Also, today we're expecting to hear from the Pentagon about a new plan that will gradually integrate women into combat jobs.

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