In the 911 call from the day 8-year-old Leila Fowler was stabbed to death, her father’s girlfriend, who was not home, didn’t appear to know that Leila had been hurt. She told the operator Leila was “freaking out” after her brother said he had allegedly seen an intruder in the house.
The brother has since been arrested and charged with second-degree murder with special circumstances for using a dangerous weapon in the crime. His name has not been released since he is a minor.
He was arraigned today and appeared in court with chains around his waist, according to ABC News’ Sacramento affiliate KXTV. He was asked several times by the judge if he understood the charges against him and he answered, “Yes,” each time.