April 29, 2022

USA: 10-Year-Old Lily Peters Was Beaten, Strangled While Brutally Raped, Then Murdered By Her 14-Year-Old Male Cousin In 8th Grade. He Admitted It Was Premeditated. He Will Be Charged As An Adult.

FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul published April 27, 2022: Teen charged with killing Lily Peters. An arrest of a juvenile has been made in connection with the death of a 10-year-old girl from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul published April 27, 2022: Chippewa Falls girl killed: Teen suspect makes first appearance in court. The State of Wisconsin has requested a $1 million bond for the 14-year-old boy accused of killing 10-year-old Lily Peters. In a hearing Wednesday afternoon, the state alleges the suspect left the home the two were at together with the intent to rape and kill Peters.
NewsNation published April 27, 2022: Juvenile arrested in connection to killing of 10-year-old Lily Peters. A juvenile has been arrested in connection to the murder of 10-year-old Lily Peters, Chippewa Falls Police announced Tuesday night. Police said the suspect “was not a stranger” to Peters, but did not explain their relationship.
Inside Edition published April 27, 2022: 10-Year-Old Lily Peters Was Murdered by 14-Year-Old Boy, Cops Say. Wisconsin police have arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the killing of Lily Peters, a 10-year-old girl who was found dead blocks from her home. Gruesome details of the child's death also emerged during the court proceeding. Prosecutors described how the young teen allegedly lured Lily, whom he knew, along a wood trail before they say he punched her, beat her with a stick, strangled her and then sexually assaulted her body. A decision has not been made on whether to try him as an adult.
I knew it. 👇 I immediately thought to myself this boy had to have watched his father do this to someone else and copied his father. The boy was copying someone who did the same exact thing to someone else. Investigators need to ask the boy if he watched someone do this and who, what, where it was. (emphasis mine)
The New York Post
written by Snejana Farberov
Thursday April 28, 2022

The father of the 14-year-old Wisconsin boy accused of murdering 10-year-old Lily Peters is a convicted pedophile, according to a new report.

The murder suspect’s dad had served three years in prison for being in possession of child pornography depicting young girls, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.

In a 2020 letter sent from behind bars to a judge begging him to be allowed to have unsupervised visits with his son, the dad described the future accused killer as “the best of me,” the outlet said, citing court documents.

Prosecutors said in court Wednesday that the man’s son, who has not been named by the authorities despite being charged as an adult, punched Lily Peters in the stomach, strangled her to death, struck her with a stick and then sexually assaulted her.

The teen now faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree sexual assault and first-degree sexual assault of a child.

On Wednesday, a judge set the 14-year-old’s bond at $1 million, after the Chippewa Falls District Attorney’s Office detailed the shocking crime in court.

DA Wade Newell claimed that the teen planned to “rape and kill the victim from the get-go when he left the house with the victim to go down the trail.”

Online court records that were reviewed by The Post Thursday showed that the boy’s 37-year-old father, currently living in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was convicted in July 2017 of 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to filings in the case, which were obtained by the Daily Mail, police arrested the man after 10 vile images depicting young girls in compromised positions were discovered on his phone.

The man entered state prison in May 2018 and was released in April of last year to begin his supervised probation.

His lawyers, according to the documents, had opposed having him on probation because he could not have unsupervised visits with him son, whom he described in a letter to a judge as “the best of me.”

The convicted pedophile’s entry on Wisconsin’s sex offender website indicates that his registration ends in April 2039.

Peters — who knew her accused killer — had been in Chippewa Falls visiting her aunt over the weekend when she was reported missing Sunday by her father after she failed to return home.

The following morning, her body was found in a wooded area near a walking trail just blocks from her aunt’s house.

On Tuesday evening, Chippewa Falls Police Chief Matthew Kelm said a juvenile had been arrested in connection with the case but declined to provide further details.

Her remains were taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota, where additional forensic testing was underway.

The boy, identified only by his initials, appeared in adult court in Chippewa County by video from a juvenile detention center Wednesday. Judge Benjamin Lane agreed to DA Newell’s request for $1 million cash bond.

Lane said the high bond was necessary to protect the community given the teen’s “statements regarding his intentions and his statements regarding that when he did get off the trail, he punched the victim in the stomach, knocked her to the ground, essentially strangled her, hit her with a stick, before strangling her to the point of death — before he then sexually assaulted her,” Newell told the judge at the bond hearing.

The defense had asked for $100,000 cash bond, arguing that the boy is a not a flight risk because he is too young to drive.  👈😬 Whaaat the...?! (emphasis mine)
WAOW published April 29, 2022: Area businesses wear purple in support of Lily Peters. Businesses in Marshfield wore purple to work on Friday, to honor Lily Peters, her family, and a community swept by tragedy.

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