Teen indicted on murder charge in Marty Cobb case

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Richmond grand jury indicted a teen on a murder charge in connection with the beating death of an 8-year-old trying to protect his sister from an alleged sexual assault.

The grand jury indicted Mairese Washington on charges of second-degree murder in the death of Marty Cobb, as well as on malicious wounding and strangulation charges in the alleged attack on Marty's sister, according to court records. All the charges are felonies.

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The indictment moves the case from Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court to Circuit Court.

Washington carried the bloodied girl back to her Brandon Road home in May, but blamed someone else for the attack, according to the children's mother. Sharain Spruill says Washington blamed someone else for what happened and told her it was a white man.

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