13-year-old charged with killing stepsister

DeKalb police have charged a 13-year-old girl with murdering her 2-year-old stepsister, Channel 2 reports. Police say the toddler’s parents left Sasha Ray and her other young siblings in the care of the teenager on Monday.

The parents returned home Monday afternoon to find Sasha missing. Police say Sasha was found dead in the backyard after a brief search. Sasha’s father, Shelton Ray and his wife frantically drove Sasha to the hospital. They called 911 and were met by paramedics along the way. Sasha was pronounced dead upon arrival to the hospital.

Ray told Channel 2 his wife was too upset to talk. He said police told him his teenage stepdaughter would be charged with the toddler’s death. The teenager’s name was not released because she’s a minor.

When asked what he would say to his stepdaughter, Ray said “All I would say is, what you did is wrong and there are going to be some consequences that you will have to face, and you’re going to have to face them, and we’re going to help you along the way while you’re facing those consequences.”

DeKalb County police did not not disclose the manner of death or the condition that the toddler’s body was in when she was found in the back yard.

Ray said he takes comfort in knowing his daughter is in a better place. “She’s gone on to glory now. Now it’s up to me to make it to where she is,” he said. “She is in a better place than I am, and with that known, I know I’m good.”

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