NS A 12-year-old River Oaks boy accused of the death of his 6-year-old cousin Officials at the Tarrant County Criminal District Law Office said on Friday that they were ordered to remain under the control of the Tarrant County Juvenile Authority.
The boy will be subject to another detention trial five days later.
Judge Alex Kim ordered the boy to stay at the Lynn W. Ross Juvenile Detention Center in Fort Worth after a private detention hearing Thursday afternoon.
The hearing is usually held at Zoom, but Kim closed the hearing on Thursday afternoon because of the age of a 12-year-old boy.
At a detention hearing, the boy’s aunt and uncle detaining him described the boy’s relationship with the victim, Isabella Courtney, as a “brother / sister,” the local law firm said on Friday. Said to.
River Oaks police answered the injured person’s phone call at a family home in 1800 blocks of Melva Court on River Oaks after 7:30 pm on Wednesday.
According to police, police officers found Isabella outside the house and began providing medical assistance until the arrival of paramedics.
The girl was then taken to the Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, where she died.
Police have not commented on the cause of her death, but an autopsy is scheduled for Friday, according to officials at the Tarrant County Medical Inspector’s Office.
According to Christopher Spildenner, police chief of River Oaks, the boy was detained on the scene Wednesday night and is facing charges of misconduct and murder.
At the time of the incident, other people were inside the house and the children were outside the yard, according to River Oaks police. River Oaks is located in northwestern Tarrant County, approximately 8 km (5 miles) from Fort Worth.
A close friend of the family started GoFundMe page The website states that it will raise funds to help parents with “commemorative and family costs associated with the loss of Bella Courtney.”
“She has touched so much life that she will be overlooked,” said the GoFundMe page. “We ask everyone to think and pray to support each other, their children, and their families during this loss.”