EL CAJON, Calif. — The San Diego County district attorney's office says a child has been charged with murder and felony assault in the fatal stabbing of a 12-year-old boy.
Spokesman Steve Walker declined to say Wednesday if the defendant is the victim's 10-year-old neighbor who was taken into custody shortly after the stabbing. The neighbor is the only one to have been identified by homicide investigators as a suspect.
The 12-year-old died Monday, little more than an hour after he was stabbed in the 10-year-old's driveway in a quiet, kid-friendly neighborhood in El Cajon, east of San Diego.
A detention hearing is scheduled Thursday morning in juvenile court.