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Marty Cobb murder suspect in court Tuesday

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The suspect accused in Marty Cobb's death is back in court Tuesday.

16-year-old Maurice Washington is accused of murdering 8-year-old Marty and strangling his 12-year-old sister on May 1. Washington could face even more charges in Tuesday's hearing, according to prosecutors.

Right now, Washington is at the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center.

Family and friends say Marty was killed while he was trying to save his sister from the brutal attack in the neighborhood where the kids live on Brandon Road in South Richmond.

News of little Marty's death sparked outrage, as well as love and support for the 8-year-old that has been called a hero.

Family members claimed Washington once attacked a small boy with a hammer.

This is the first time that Washington will be in court since Marty Cobb was laid to rest.

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