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Boy, 9, killed while trying to stop teenager from raping his sister

By Mason White 10:53 AM May 4, 2014
Martin Cobb 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A family is devastated after their young boy was killed while trying to protect his sister.

9-year-old Martin Cobb was killed near his home in Virginia, after he tried to fight off a teenager who sexually assaulted his 11-year-old sister, police said.

The children were playing near railroad tracks in the backyard of their home in Richmond, when a teenager approached the girl and began sexually assaulting her around 6:30 p.m.

When her younger brother tried to stop the attack, the suspect hit him in the head with a brick, killing him.

Police were called when the bleeding girl was seen running from the backyard without clothes. However, the 9 year old was already dead before help arrived.

Emergency workers took the girl to a hospital, where she was treated for lacerations and bruises to her face and body.

Police later located the alleged child rapist. He was described only as a teenager, and was taken into custody.