Report Details Issues for 11-Year-Old Charged in Strangling 4-Year Old


An arrest report says that an 11-year-old boy accused of strangling a 4-year-old boy at a north Florida mobile park has a history of disturbing behavior.

According to the report, the significant other of the 11-year-old's mother told investigators she has had trouble with the older child for several years. She noted several incidents, including once when he was about 4 years old and lit his crib on fire, causing the home he lived in to burn.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies responded the Palatka mobile home park Monday after receiving a call about an unresponsive 4-year-old male.

Deputies found the child lying on a bedroom floor and observed ``some suspicious bruises on the juvenile's neck.'' The child was pronounced dead Tuesday.

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