Georgia girl, 8, may have committed suicide: cops

The child’s dad discovered her hanging in a closet at their home in Locust Grove Friday night. She was pronounced dead when she arrived at the hospital.

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Police said they don’t suspect foul play was involved in the death of an 8-year-old girl found hanging in a closet.

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Authorities said they believe an 8-year-old girl discovered hanging Friday could have committed suicide.

The child’s father found her hanging in a closet of their house in Henry County, Ga., around 8 p.m., Locust Grove Police Department Chief Jesse Patton told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

 He called 911 right away, police said, but the little girl was pronounced dead upon arrival at Henry County Hospital.

An autopsy will be performed on Monday, Patton said, but foul play is not suspected. No arrests have been made.

“The parents are distraught and we are giving them time to grieve, but we are continuing with an investigation,” he said.

Authorities have not released any names.

Boy, 8, played violent video game, killed 90-year-old woman — but will NOT be charged: cops

The child had just finished playing “Grand Theft Auto IV” before he fatally shot Marie Smothers, 90, inside a Louisiana mobile home, police said. But state law prevents children under 10 from being charged with a crime.

Police believe an 8-year-old boy intentionally killed his 90-year-old caregiver when he shot her in the back of the head while she watched television inside the mobile home.

Police believe an 8-year-old boy intentionally killed his 90-year-old caregiver when he shot her in the back of the head while she watched television inside the mobile home.   http://www.wafb.com

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An 8-year-old boy intentionally killed a 90-year-old woman when he shot her in the head inside a Louisiana mobile home after playing a violent video game, police said.

But the child won’t be charged with a crime.

The boy fatally shot his elderly caregiver, Marie Smothers, after playing “Grand Theft Auto IV” — a video game critics often blame for promoting violence — inside the mobile home at a Slaughter, La., trailer park Thursday evening, police said.

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8 Year Old Girl Killed By Intruder In California

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Published on Apr 28, 2013

VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. — Authorities have released the name of a young girl who died after being stabbed in her home in rural Northern California.

The county coroner identified the girl as 8-year-old Leila Fowler. Initially she was reported as being 9-years-old, but Coroner Kevin Raggio said Sunday she would have turned 9 in June.

Meanwhile, residents of the tiny community of Valley Springs in Calaveras County are being told to keep their doors locked as authorities continue to search for the little girl’s killer.

Sheriff’s officials say the girl was found by her brother after he encountered an intruder in the home around noon Saturday.

When the intruder ran away, the boy found his sister stabbed. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital

Valley Springs is about 60 miles southeast of Sacramento.

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