A 15 year-old boy killed his 9-year-old cousin while raping her during a sleepover, then dumped her body in a gully, a court heard.
Jeremiah Morfin, who is now 17, had the sexual assault charge added to the murder allegation he already faces during a court hearing on Wednesday, Dec 16.
Prosecutor Imad Award told the preliminary hearing in Albuquerque, New Mexico that Aaliyah was fatally strangled while being sexually assaulted by her older cousin at sleepover.
Awad said the girl also suffered internal injuries after Morfin stomped on her chest.
Morfin, from Albuquerque in New Mexico, is being tried as an adult over claims he raped, then beat and strangled his cousin Aaliyah to death at a sleepover in January 2019.
The suspected murderer is then accused of dumping Aaliyah’s corpse in a storm drain.
Morfin allegedly killed Aaliyah at his family’s home, the Albuquerque Journal reported. His mother checked in on him the morning after the sleepover, to find…
Source: Linda Ikeji