10-year-old Pennsylvania boy charged with beating 90-year-old woman to death

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DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A 10-year-old boy has been charged with homicide after police say he confessed to beating a 90-year-old woman to death.

WNEP reported that Tristen Kurilla was visiting his grandfather at his home over the weekend. The boy told police that 90-year-old Helen Novak yelled at him and that Kurilla reportedly put a cane to her throat and punched her several times.

Kurilla’s grandfather is Novak’s caretaker. The Wayne County District Attorney’s office said the boy will be charged as an adult. He is in the Wayne County Correctional Facility under no bond.

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