Boy arrested in stabbing death of 8-year-old

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - West Feliciana Parish Sheriff J. Austin Daniel says investigators do not know a motive for an attack which left an 8-year-old boy dead, allegedly at the hands of a 16-year-old boy on a wooded trail in The Bluffs on Thompson Creek.

Daniel told The Advocate that the younger boy was stabbed repeatedly in the front and back of his body and had his throat cut.

Because of the ages of the victim and suspect, Daniel declined to release their names.

Daniel said deputies received a 911 call about 1 p.m. Thursday from a carpenter who said a boy covered in blood came out of the woods and told the workers "that he had killed another boy."

Daniel said deputies recovered the knife believed to have been used in the attack.

Information from: The Advocate,

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