EAU CLAIRE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The 14-year-old boy accused of killing 10-year-old lily peters was back in Chippewa County court yesterday. He is charged as an adult with three felonies, including first-degree intentional homicide after prosecutors say he sexually assaulted and killed 10-year-old Lily Peters in Chippewa Falls last week.
He appeared virtually from the Northwest Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Eau Claire where he’s being held on a one-million-dollar cash bond. At the hearing, the eighth grader’s new lawyer, Michael Cohen, asked the judge for more time to get information on the case from prosecutors.
“Given that we’re not rushing for dispositions on prelims and things like that, I’d ask for probably 45 days for Mr. Newell to get the information and get it to me and for us to then review together and to come back to court,” said Cohen.
The suspect is due back in court on June 24th at 9:30 am for a status conference. Judge Benjamin Lane also ordered the release of a redacted version of the criminal complaint.
It will only identify the defendant by his initials, concealing his name and date of birth. Lane says it should be available either tomorrow or Monday. Warrants in this case will remain sealed for now.