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9-year-old Richmond boy killed while defending his sister from rapist

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Posted at 11:43 AM, May 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-02 11:45:51-04

A 9-year-old Richmond boy was beaten to death Thursday night while trying to save his 11-year-old sister from being raped.

According to WTVR, the children were playing on the railroad tracks in the south part of the city when a person approached them and attempted to rape the girl.

The girl’s brother attempted to intervene but was beaten and died as a result.

Warrants have been obtained for a teenager who is believed to be connected to the incident. The teen has been located and is being “medically evaluated.”