CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WCCO) — A judge in western Wisconsin ordered Wednesday that the boy arrested in the killing of Lily Peters be held on a $1 million cash bond after hearing that the teenage suspect allegedly admitted to killing and raping the 10-year-old girl. At an afternoon court hearing, Chippewa County District Attorney Wade Newell presented the criminal complaint, identifying the suspect as 14-year-old boy and an eighth grader who's lived in Chippewa County his entire life. The boy's name was not released. He appeared in court via video. READ MORE: Next Weather: Rains Return Thursday, Wet Weekend To Follow According to prosecutors, the boy confessed to investigators that he intended to rape and kill Peters "from the get-go" on Sunday evening, when he followed her on a trail as she left her aunt's home. The boy allegedly admitted to punching the girl, strangling her and sexually assaulting her. Peters' father called police Sunday night after his daughter failed to return home from her aunt's house. Her body was found Monday morning in the woods, not far from the trail, near the Leinenkugel's brewery parking lot, which is near both residences. READ MORE: Man Charged With Fatally Shooting Younger… Read full this story
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