SCOTTS VALLEY — A 5-year-old boy was killed Wednesday after being stabbed within the again by his twin sibling.
The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Workplace reported Thursday that, after session between their company’s detectives and the Santa Cruz County District Legal professional’s Workplace, no felony prices will likely be filed within the deadly stabbing.
In accordance with a Sheriff’s Workplace media launch, California legislation dictates that age, felony intent and information of wrongfulness are elements wanted to cost a toddler with a criminal offense. There was no indication of negligence or felony exercise by some other social gathering discovered within the fatality investigation.
Emergency responders have been referred to as shortly earlier than 4 p.m. Wednesday to the 200 block of Tucker Highway in unincorporated Scotts Valley for a reported stabbing. Deputies discovered throughout a subsequent investigation that the twins have been combating, “as siblings typically do,” in keeping with the discharge. Throughout the altercation, one of many 5-year-olds obtained a small kitchen knife and stabbed his twin brother.
“We’re heartbroken for the household of those two younger kids and share of their grief,” the Sheriff’s Workplace launch states.
The Sheriff’s Workplace has declined to supply extra figuring out info on the deceased youngster. This week’s demise was the eighth murder this 12 months countywide and the third within the unincorporated county space.