Arrest made in Brandon Road homicide

Family members wanted to share this photo of the 8-year-old killed trying to save his 12-year-old sister from a rapist. (Source: victim's family)
Family members wanted to share this photo of the 8-year-old killed trying to save his 12-year-old sister from a rapist. (Source: victim's family)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Police have arrested a teen in connection to the death of an 8-year-old boy and the assault of the boy's 12-year-old sister.

The 16-year-old suspect has been charged with murder and strangulation. Police have not released his identity because of his age.

Family and friends of the victims say 8-year-old Marty was killed while trying to protect his sister.

Vigil planned for boy killed protecting sister on Brandon Road: http://bit.ly/1rMXMPw

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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