12 Year Old Allegedly Assulted Another Half Brother

Prosecutors may seek another indictment against a 12-year-old Jacksonville boy charged with beating his 2-year-old brother to death earlier this year.

State attorney said Monday the other case accuses Christian Fernandez’ of  allegedly assaulting another half-brother, who was 5 at the time of the alleged incident. Evidence in that case is expected to go to a grand jury Thursday.

The Florida Times-Union reports Fernandez appeared in court briefly Monday. A  judge set a February trial date. His defense attorney says prosecutors have repeatedly rejected plea deals.

Fernandez is charged with first-degree murder and will be tried as an adult.
He faces a possible life sentence if convicted.

His mother initially told investigators the victim was hurt in a fall. She is being charged with manslaughter by culpable negligence.

St. Petersburg Times

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