The Calaveras County District Attorney on Tuesday filed charges against the 12-year-old brother of slain Valley Spring 8-year-old Leila Fowler.
The boy's attorney told KTVU early Tuesday evening his client has been charged with second degree murder with a special allegation attached for use of a dangerous weapon.
Attorney Mark Reichel met Tuesday with the boy in juvenile jail then visited the home where the 8-year-old girl was found April 27 with knife wounds. Her brother was the only one home.
The boy told police he scared off an intruder. For two-weeks, Calaveras County sheriff's investigators searched door to door for witnesses and evidence before arresting the boy on Saturday.
The boy's attorney also said that while the youngster might have lied about seeing a long-haired intruder fleeing the scene, that doesn't make the boy the killer.
Police haven't revealed what evidence they have against the boy.
Meanwhile, the 911 call made by Leila Fowler's mother was released Tuesday. The recording revealed the girl's parents believed she was fine when they contacted authorities from another location.
The recording indicates a woman called 911 after getting a call about a mystery intruder from the girl's 12-year-old brother. The caller, who said she was the girl's mother, said the children, including Leila Fowler, were OK. She was not at home at the time.
She says her son was in the bathroom and heard her daughter screaming. She says he came out of the bathroom and saw an intruder run out of the house.
The caller said "my daughter is freaking out right now."
The 12-year-old is due in juvenile court tomorrow.
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