9-year-old charged with murder in St. Clair County

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by KMOV.com staff

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Posted on August 31, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 31 at 4:57 PM

Cahokia, Ill.

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Prosecutors in St. Clair County have charged a nine-year-old with first-degree murder.

The charges against the juvenile were issued on Tuesday, according to a release. The child cannot be tried as an adult, and the case is pending in juvenile court.

According to the Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/TFX9pP), police said the 9-year-old was left in a room with a 14-month-old baby, and beat the infant to death.

No further information was released, but calls to Cahokia police about the case were referred to St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly.

News 4 will continue working to gather more information. Check KMOV.com for the latest updates.

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