Lily Peters News Live: Suspect, 14, ‘beaten, strangled and raped’ 10 years old, court hears

Prosecutor says suspect planned to rape and kill Lily Peters

A 14-year-old boy has been held on $1 million bond for the murder of Liliana “Lily” Peters after police said he confessed to leading the 10-year-old girl down a wooded path before strangling and assaulting her. her sexually.

The suspect, referred to by his initials C PB, appeared in court for the first time for a bail hearing on Wednesday on charges of intentional first-degree murder, first-degree sexual assault and first-degree sexual assault of a child under 13 years, resulting in great bodily harm.

Prosecutors said the teenager told police that “his intention was to rape and kill the victim from the start” when they left a house together and followed a nearby trail on Sunday.

The suspect then allegedly punched Lily in the stomach, knocked her to the ground, hit her with a stick and strangled her before sexually assaulting her.

Lily’s body was discovered Monday morning near the trail after she was reported missing by her father the night before.

The suspect was arrested Tuesday night after police executed a search warrant at Lily’s aunt’s home, where the fourth grader was last seen alive. The police said that Lily knew her killer.

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14-year-old accused could face life in prison

The 14-year-old accused of killing 10-year-old Lily Peters faces life in prison if convicted of the charges.

The accused was charged with intentional first-degree murder, first-degree sexual assault and first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, resulting in gross bodily harm.

Under Wisconsin law, first-degree murder charges must first be brought in adult court if the suspect is 10 years old or older.

The prosecutor told the media it would be “premature” to speculate whether they plan to continue prosecuting the suspect in an adult court, although it is a “very serious case”.

Alisha Rahaman SarkarApril 28, 2022 6:26 am

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Chippewa County mourns Lily’s death

The Chippewa Falls community has been rocked by the brutal death of Lily Peters, 10, who was sexually assaulted and killed by a 14-year-old girl.

Even before Lily’s body was discovered, the community gathered to hold makeshift vigils and memorials to mourn with the family.

“I mean, it’s unbelievable that a ten-year-old girl gets killed and it just doesn’t happen in Chippewa Falls and it doesn’t happen in Chippewa Valley,” Mayor Greg Hoffman told WEAU13NEWS.

Neighbors are also raising funds for the bereaved family by handing out stickers and buttons for donation. “Well, I’m not a cop. I can not do anything. But this is. This is my gift and talent, and this is what I can do. And when I see other entrepreneurs doing the same thing. It just tells me I’m in the right community,” said Carl Smiskey, owner of Chippewa Store.

Alisha Rahaman SarkarApril 28, 2022 5:39 am

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ICYMI: 14-year-old boy charged with murder after allegedly strangling and sexually assaulting Lily Peters

A 14-year-old boy has been held on $1 million bond for the murder of Lily Peters after the court heard how he allegedly led the 10-year-old down a wooded trail before beating her with a stick, strangling her. her and sexually assaulting her.

The suspect, who was referred to only by his initials C PB, appeared in court for the first time for a bail hearing Wednesday afternoon over the brutal murder that shocked the close-knit community of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Prosecutors said the teenager admitted to police that “his intention was to rape and kill the victim from the very beginning when he left the house with the victim walking down the trail.”

After walking along the walking trail, the suspect reportedly punched Lily in the stomach, knocking her to the ground, striking her with a stick and strangling her “to death”.

He then sexually assaulted the 10-year-old. Lily’s body was discovered Monday morning in a wooded area near the trail after she was reported missing by her father the night before.

The IndependentRachel Sharp’s has the full story:

Rachel SharpApril 28, 2022 5:00 am

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Suspect planned to ‘rape and kill victim from the start’

The alleged killer had planned to “rape and kill” Lily Peters “from the start” when they left her aunt’s house together and followed a trail, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors told the court that the 14-year-old suspect confessed to police that it was his “intent to rape and kill the victim from the start when he left the house with the victim walking down the trail.”

After descending the trail, the suspect allegedly punched Lily in the stomach, knocking her to the ground, striking her with a stick and strangling her “to death”.

The suspect then sexually assaulted the 10-year-old.

Her body was found in a wooded area near the trail early Monday morning.

Rachel SharpApril 28, 2022 04:00

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What do we know about the suspect?

The suspect charged with the murder of Lily Peters is a 14-year-old boy who police say is known to the 10-year-old victim.

Because of his age and the sensitivity of the case, the Chippewa County Courthouse on Wednesday ordered that the suspect’s name not be released and that he could not be filmed during court appearances.

Instead, the suspect is known only by his initials C PB.

Authorities declined to say if he is related to Lily, but confirmed they knew each other.

According to prosecutors, the teenager admitted in statements to police that “his intention was to rape and kill the victim from the beginning” when they left a house together and followed a nearby trail.

Lily was last seen alive at her aunt’s house on North Grove Street on Sunday before returning to her home on East Birch Street. Her body was found Monday morning in a wooded area near a nearby hiking trail.

Prosecutors said the suspect told officers that he and the victim left the house together and proceeded through the trial on foot.

There, he allegedly punched Lily in the stomach, knocked her to the ground, struck her with a stick, strangled her “to death” and sexually assaulted her.

Police arrested the suspect after serving a search warrant at the aunt’s house on Tuesday, where they collected evidence and conducted interviews.

Authorities declined to confirm whether the boy lives at the address.

The defense team said in court Wednesday that he is an eighth grader who has lived in Chippewa Falls with his mother all his life.

The 14-year-old was charged with intentional first-degree murder, first-degree sexual assault, and first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, resulting in gross bodily harm.

If convicted as an adult, he could face life in prison on the charges.

Rachel SharpApril 28, 2022 3:15 am

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The three charges against the suspect

The suspect was charged with three counts of:

– Intentional first degree murder

– First degree sexual assault

– First-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, resulting in great bodily harm

Under Wisconsin law, first-degree murder charges must first be brought in adult court if the suspect is 10 years old or older. The case can then be transferred to the juvenile court.

The prosecutor told a news conference on Wednesday afternoon that it would be “premature” to speculate whether they plan to continue to try the suspect in an adult court, but added that it is a “very serious case”.

If convicted in an adult court, the suspect could face life imprisonment on the charges.

Rachel SharpApril 28, 2022 2:30 am

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Autopsy may take several days

Lily Peters’ autopsy could take several days to complete as the coroner performs additional tests on the 10-year-old’s body.

Chippewa County Coroner Ron Patten said The Independent on Wednesday afternoon he expects it to be at least another day or two before preliminary findings are released.

Patten said the timescale is due to the fact that authorities are performing a forensic autopsy complete with extra tests on the girl’s body.

This is standard practice when the death is considered a homicide, he said.

The Ramsay County Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting the autopsy, but Patten said the findings and report will come from his office.

Rachel SharpApril 28, 2022 1:45 am

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Reporter reveals ‘strange’ encounter with suspect

KARE11 reporter Lou Ragouse revealed that he had a “strange” encounter with the suspect before the teenager was arrested and charged with the murder of Lily Peters.

“Now that I’ve seen the juvenile suspect through the video monitor, I’m sure I found him earlier in reporting this story,” he said. tweeted on Wednesday.

“He answered the door when I knocked – I asked for an adult who wasn’t home – I offered condolences and left. Very strange now in hindsight.”

Rachel SharpApril 28, 2022 01:00

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Criminal complaint remains sealed

The criminal complaint against the alleged killer of Lily Peters was sealed by the judge on Wednesday.

Due to the age of the alleged killer – a 14-year-old boy – information has so far been restricted about the case.

The court ordered that the suspect can only be referred to by his initials C PB and that neither the accused nor the victim’s family can be filmed during the judicial process.

In addition to the criminal complaint, search and seizure warrants were also sealed.

This includes the search warrant executed at Lily’s aunt’s house.

Rachel SharpApril 28, 2022 00:30

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Map of Lily Peters’s Route Home and Where Her Body Was Found

The initial search for Lily Peters began on Sunday night when she left her aunt’s house on North Grove Street and did not return to her home on East Birch Street.

Taking the most direct route, the trip is approximately a six-minute walk or two minutes by bicycle.

His body was discovered in a wooded area near Duncan Creek Trail near Leinenkugel Brewery on Monday morning.

Prosecutors said the suspect admitted to leaving the house with Lily and walking down the trail together.

He then allegedly attacked the 10-year-old girl, strangling her before sexually assaulting her.

Pictured: Map showing Lily’s aunt’s North Grove Street address, her home on East Birch Street, and the Leinenkugel brewery near where her body was found

Map showing Lily’s aunt’s North Grove Street address, her home on East Birch Street, and the Leinenkugel brewery near where her body was found

(Google Maps)

Rachel SharpApril 28, 2022 00:00

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