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Uncle Charged With First Degree Murder

Uncle Charged With First Degree Murder

The man accused of killing his seven-year-old niece has officially been charged with first- murder.  Prosecutors at the Effingham County Courthouse charged 22-year-old Justin DeRyke with three counts of first-degree murder in the death of Willow Long yesterday.  KMOV-TV reports DeRyke told officers Willow ran out of the house after he yelled at her and had fallen on a brush pile, impaling herself in the neck and head.  DeRyke said he was trying to end the girls suffering by slashing her neck and stabbing her in the chest. 

 

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