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Boy, 10, Faces Adult Charges After Confessing To Killing A Woman, 90

Thu, October 16, 2014 5:22pm EDT by Lauren Cox 11 Comments
Little Boy Kills Woman
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So scary. A little boy allegedly killed an elderly woman with her own cane after she yelled at him for coming into her bedroom. Now, he faces adult charges after confessing to the horrific crime.

Tristen Kurilla, 10, is accused of brutally beating a 90-year-old woman to death. Despite his young age, he has been charged as an adult for the crime and is being held in an isolated cell inside of a county prison until further notice.

Boy Facing Adult Charges After Killing Elderly Woman With A Cane

This is horrifying.

The parents of 10-year-old Tristen are an “emotional wreck” after their son allegedly confessed to killing an elderly woman with her own cane in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, reports the Daily News.

Tristen was visiting his grandfather on Saturday, Oct. 11, when he entered Helen Novak‘s bedroom. According to reports, Tristen’s grandfather was helping to care for Helen, which is why she was staying with him at the time.

When Tristen asked Helen a question, she got upset with him and “yelled” at him while asking him to leave her room. The boy became furious, and allegedly used her cane to hook her by the neck and pull her back onto her bed. Once she was down, the little boy allegedly pressed the cane against her neck and repeatedly punched her in the throat and stomach, reports local news outlet 69 News.

A truly terrifying scene.

Tristen has since been charged as an adult with criminal homicide and aggravated assault.

Tristen’s Parents Do Not Want Him To Be Released From Prison

The little boy, whose mother claimed has “mental difficulties,” is being held inside a county prison. Because of his young age, he has to be held in isolation away from the adult prisoners.

The family’s lawyer, Bernard Brown, originally filed a petition for the boy to be released to his father, but the petition was later withdrawn at the request of Tristen’s parents.

It was later revealed by the family’s lawyer that Tristen’s parents are not comfortable allowing him back into their home, and they believe he is being properly cared for inside the prison.

Despite the parents concerns, the lawyer still hopes to have Tristen’s case transferred to a juvenile court.

Our thoughts go out to Helen’s family and friends during this very difficult time.

— Lauren Cox

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