St. Clair County Charges Nine Year Old With Murder

BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) - A nine year old St. Clair Illinois boy is facing first degree murder charges.  Police say his victim is a one year old toddler.  Friends of the victim's mother say  that the nine year old beat the toddler to death in Cahokia, IL.

A vigil had been scheduled for the victim Friday night, but it has been postponed due to Friday night’s severe weather.

By law, the minor cannot be tried as an adult and the case will proceed through juvenile court.