Lily Peters news – live: Suspect, 14, ‘beat, strangled and raped’ 10-year-old, court hears.
The juvenile suspect arrested in connection to the murder of 10-year-old Liliana “Lily” Peters appeared in Chippewa County court for a bond hearing on Wednesday afternoon.
The suspect, a 14-year-old who was only identified by his initials C P-B, was ordered to be held on $1m bond after the court was told how he allegedly led Lily along a wooded trail where he beat, strangled and sexually assaulted her.
The teen was arrested on Tuesday evening after police executed a search warrant at Lily’s aunt’s home, where the fourth-grade student was last seen alive. Police have said the suspect was known to Lily but would not confirm if they were related.
Lily was reported missing around 9pm on Sunday night when she failed to return to her home from her aunt’s house nearby. Her body was found on Monday morning near a walking trail by the Leinenkugel Brewing Company.
Lily’s cause of death is yet to be confirmed, with an autopsy currently underway.
It is not clear what charges the juvenile suspect is facing or if they are expected to be charged as an adult.
Suspect held on $1m bond
The juvenile suspect’s bond was set at $1m after the court was told how he allegedly led 10-year-old Lily Peters along a wooded trail where he beat, strangled and sexually assaulted her.
Juvenile suspect held on $1m bond for rape and murder of Lily Peters
Suspect, who was referred to in court by his initials C P-B, appeared in court for the first time for a bond hearing on Wednesday afternoon