Girl, 9, BEATS four-year-old brother to death with broomstick, aunt arrested for child abuse

A 9-year-old girl from Alabama allegedly used a broomstick to brutally beat her 4-year-old brother to death, reports suggest past injuries on the victim’s body


                            Girl, 9, BEATS four-year-old brother to death with broomstick, aunt arrested for child abuse
The aunt of the victim Yolanda Denise Coale has been arrested for aggravated child abuse (Mobile Police Department via WALA)
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A 9-year-old girl from Alabama allegedly used a broomstick to brutally beat her 4-year-old brother to death. According to the authorities, the victim was declared dead at the house after the police reached out in response to a “medical emergency” last Thursday morning. Yolanda Coale, the victim’s aunt, and legal guardian told the cops that she woke to the sound of children screaming and saw the girl hitting her brother with a broomstick.
 
Based on the court documents, the 53-year-old was arrested for aggravated child abuse the next day and the 9-year-old girl was charged with assault. The complaint read that the girl “willfully tortured, willfully abuse and cruelly beat” her younger brother. The documents also verified the presence of past injuries and signs that could indicate long-term abuse of the four-year-old. The official autopsy has yet to confirm the real cause of death, and as of now, no one has been charged with killing the boy.

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Yolanda Coale did not respond to any questions during her transfer to the local jail. Coale, who reportedly does not have an attorney to speak on her behalf, is being held against a $150,000 bail amount. The DA’s office has not revealed any information regarding the girl and it is still unclear what happened to the girl or where she’s currently being held.
 
In a related instance, a teenager confessed to killing his 11-year-old sister after she told him to stop playing video games on the tablet and sought the device to study. The incident happened in 2020 and the neighbors of the children confirmed that before the incident, the brother-sister duo had a fight in the courtyard near their house over the use of the computer tablet. “I heard them quarreling over a tablet and saw Aleksey carrying a hammer in his hand,” Shynar Myrzakhmetova, a woman living next door, told local media as reported by The Daily Mail.

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According to reports, the suspect was a gamer, and Luda was asking for the device to study. But it ensued into an argument, resulting in Aleksey attacking his sister at night in her sleep by smashing a hammer into her head multiple times. After committing the crime, the teen allegedly carried the girl’s body and dumped it on the street near his neighbors’ fence. He then reportedly changed his clothes and informed his parents about Luda’s “disappearance”.
 

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