The child's foster mother discovered 9 yr, old Katelynn Arnolds body hanging from the tree.She discovered her body just after 8 p.m.Thursday, May 10, 2012. Her body was discovered outside her home in Ragland, a rural town about 40 miles northeast of Birmingham Alabama.
Katelynn Arnold, was found at her family's home on Poplar Ridge Lane, according to the St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell , The autopsy found the cause of death was homicide due to ligature strangulation.
The child's foster mother discovered her body just after eight Thursday night. Investigators say the victim had a rope tied around her neck.
It was intentional. That's why he's charged with murder," Saint Clair County Sheriff Terry Surles said during a press conference.
Authorities from Ragland Alabama, say a 14-year-old boy is charged with the murder of his half-sister Katelynn Arnold, who was found hanging from the tree.
Saint Clair County Sheriff Terry Surles said during a press conference that the boy and girl were living with their aunt and uncle as part of a foster home situation.
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