12-Year Old Boy Charged With Murder In Toddler’s Death

JACKSONVILLE (CBS4) – A 12-year old Jacksonville boy will be tried as an adult in the murder of his two-year old brother.

Cristian Fernandez is the youngest person ever charged with first degree murder in the city. The family recently moved to Jacksonville from Miami.

State prosecutors believe Fernandez shoved his little brother into a bookcase and then beat him while their mother was not home. Fernandez’s two year old brother suffered a fractured skull and bleeding in the brain.

The boy’s trial is scheduled to begin in February, but it may not come to that.

“I’m optimistic we’ll work out a deal where we can protect the community and take a chance on rehabilitation for Cristian,” said Angela Corey with the state attorney’s office.

The boys’ mother also faces charges in her son’s death. Police said 25-year old Biannela Susana first told them her son got her in a fall.  According to her arrest report, she put ice on the boy’s injuries and then looked up concussions on the internet, only calling for help hours later.

Susana is charged with aggravated manslaughter.

  • Pat

    Mommy got pregnant at 12, had this boy who killed brother. What a horrible life for a 12 year old. So she makes more babies.

  • MrsMorales

    Wow! The family that slays together, stays together I guess.

  • truuuth

    si senor

  • http://mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/murder-in-the-family-david-galarraga-murder-314201-jacksonville-fl-12-year-old-cristian-fernandez-charged-with-his-2-year-old-brothers-death-biannela-susa Murder In The Family: David Galarraga murder 3/14/201 Jacksonville, FL *12-year-old Cristian Fernandez charged with his 2-year-old brother’s death; Biannela Susana, their mother, has also been charged* « Bonnie's Blog of Crime

    […] for killing brother 12-Year Old Accused Of Punching Brother To Death Faces Life In Prison 12-Year Old Boy Charged With Murder In Toddler’s Death Florida boy accused of killing 2-year-old brother […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
Weather Forecast 24/7
Thanksgiving Guide

Listen Live