Bond set at $1M for boy accused of killing Wisconsin girl
A judge has set a $1 million cash bond for a 14-year-old boy who a prosecutor says fatally strangled and then sexually assaulted a 10-year-old western Wisconsin girl.
The boy, who authorities say was known to the victim appeared in adult court in Chippewa County by video from a juvenile detention center and was identified only by his initials.
Chippewa County District Attorney Wade Newell said the defendant punched the girl, knocked her to the ground, hit her with a stick and strangled her before sexually assaulting her.
The defense had argued for $100,000 cash bond.