Stabbing death of Leila Fowler
Authorities have arrested the 12-year-old brother of 8-year-old Leila Fowler who was stabbed to death at her home in a rural Northern California community.
This handout photo from the Calaveras Unified School District shows Leila Fowler, a third-grader at Jenny Lind Elementary School in Valley Springs, Calif., who was fatally stabbed on April 27, 2013 in her Rancho Calaveras home.
Eight-year-old Leila Fowler was pronounced dead April 27, 2013 after her brother found her with "severe injuries" in their Valley Springs home while their parents were nearby at a public event, Calaveras County Sheriff Capt. Jim Macedo said. Authorities have since arrested her 12-year-old brother who will be charged with homicide.
The family of slain 8-year-old girl Leila Fowler attend a vigil held for her at Jenny Lind Elementary School in Valley Springs, Calif. Her father, Barney Fowler, center, stands with Leila's mother Crystal Walters, right, at his shoulder. (April 30, 2013)
Student Elliott Berry, 8, attends a memorial vigil for slain 8-year-old Leila Fowler at Jenny Lind Elementary School in Valley Springs, Calif. (April 30, 2013)
Teacher Cecilia Richardson ties a ribbon honoring stabbing victim, Leila Fowler, at Jenny Lind Elementary School in Valley Springs, Calif. (April 29, 2013)
Teacher Cecilia Richardson helps a student tie a ribbon honoring murder victim, third grader Leila Fowler, at Jenny Lind Elementary School in Valley Springs, Calif. (April 29, 2013)
Valley Springs residents Stacey Sims, right, comforts fellow resident Amanda Pekarek, who both knew the 8-year-old stabbing victim Leila Fowler. (April 28, 2013)