Twelve-year-old arrested on homicide charge for allegedly stabbing sister

Calaveras County, CA, USA: A 12-year-old boy was arrested on Saturday for allegedly stabbing his 8-year-old sister to death in the US state of California. The Dispatch News Desk reported.

The boy was taken into custody on a charge of homicide, Calaveras County Sheriff Gary Kuntz told the press. He declined to say what led detectives to arrest the boy. According to authorities, the suspect initially told investigators that he heard an intruder in his home and saw the man in the living room before checking on his sister and finding her wounded. He then called 911 but his sister was pronounced dead just six minutes after arriving at the hospital.