Valley Springs Mother Says Son Arrested For Killing Sister Was 'Protective' The mother of an 8-year-old girl who was found stabbed to death in her Sierra foothills home and of the 12-year-old boy accused of killing her says the boy is "protective of his sister."
12-Year-Old Brother Arrested In Fatal Stabbing Of Valley Springs GirlAuthorities say they have arrested the brother of an 8-year-old girl who was mysteriously stabbed at her home in a quiet Northern California community last month.
Officials Canvas Sierra Foothills Town In Search For Girl's KillerDivers are searching two reservoirs and detectives are knocking on doors in Calaveras County as the investigation continues into the killing of 8-year-old Leila Fowler.
Detectives Study Knives In Calaveras Co. Girl’s StabbingInvestigators searching for evidence in the stabbing death of an 8-year-old girl were looking at several knives Friday to determine if one could have inflicted the fatal wounds.
Witness Recants Report Of Suspect In Calaveras Girl’s DeathA potential witness in the killing of an 8-year-old Calaveras County girl has recanted her statements about seeing a possible suspect running from the girl's home and "is no longer credible," a sheriff's department spokesman said Thursday.
Kidnapping Attempt Likely Not Linked To NorCal Girl's MurderInvestigators say a brazen kidnapping attempt not far from where an 8-year-old Calaveras County girl was stabbed to death in her home most likely is a bizarre coincidence.
Break-In Suspect May Be Linked To Calaveras County Girl’s DeathPolice were trying to determine if there's a link between a man accused of breaking into an apartment in Placerville and trying to kidnap a toddler, and the killing of an 8-year-old girl about 45 miles away in Calaveras County.
Slain 8-Year Old NorCal Girl Was Intended VictimAuthorities in Northern California say the slaying of an 8-year-old girl at her home does not appear to have stemmed from a botched robbery or other crime gone wrong.

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