A Richmond 8-year-old boy, who relatives say died trying to defend his older sister from a sexual assault, was honored on the House floor Thursday by Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Cantor called Marty Cobb's actions "heroic" and said he hoped and prayed Marty's "strength, his courage, and his spirit endure in each and every one of us."
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Cantor also asked Marty be honored by efforts to improve conditions for safer conditions in children's neighborhoods.
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Family members and friends say Marty and his 12-year-old sister were playing in the backyard near their South Richmond home, when a 16-year-old attacked the pair. Relatives say Marty's sister was sexually assaulted and Marty was killed trying to defend her.
Marty's funeral is set for Friday at Mimm's Funeral Home in Richmond.
The 16-year-old suspect in the case remains in the juvenile detention center. His next scheduled hearing is May 20.
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