ST. FRANCISVILLE — West Feliciana Parish Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said investigators do not know a motive for a Thursday afternoon attack which left an 8-year-old boy dead, allegedly at the hands of a 16-year-old boy, on a wooded trail in The Bluffs on Thompson Creek.
The younger boy was stabbed repeatedly in the front and back of his body and had his throat cut, according to the sheriff.
Because of the ages of the victim and suspect, Daniel declined to release their names.
“It’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen in a long time,” the sheriff said, then added after a moment, “I don’t guess I’ve ever seen a kid kill another kid.”
Daniel said deputies received a 911 call about 1 p.m. from a carpenter working in the development who said a boy covered in blood came out of the woods and told the workers to call 911 and “that he had killed another boy.”
“The construction guys more or less held the 16-year-old until we got there,” Daniel said.
Deputies recovered the knife believed to have been used in the attack.
Daniel said the victim, his mother and his brother were riding bicycles on the paved trail, but the victim fell behind on the route.
“They did not witness the attack,” Daniel said of the mother and her other son.
The sheriff said the victim and his family were visiting another family in the residential and golfing development that borders Thompson Creek.
After the mother came back to where her son was attacked, she attempted to revive him with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but the boy was pronounced dead at a hospital, Daniel said.
The sheriff said deputies booked the 16-year-old Thursday with first-degree murder and took him to a juvenile detention center in Chalmette for the night.
Did they catch the 18-year old ?
just talked to a friend that lives in the Bluffs...it's true. 8 yr old is dead.
15 yr old NOT 18 yr old...WOW!!!