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13-year old stabbed; 12-year old arrested


St. Louis, MO – A 12-year old boy is in custody after police say he stabbed a 13-year old girl to death Thursday night in St. Louis.

The girl, Alexus Purtty, died at Children's Hospital.

Relatives say the girl and boy had been arguing for several days. Police say the boy had been accused of breaking into the girl's home and stealing several items.

The boy reportedly stabbed Purtty in the side; his name is not being released.

The stabbing happened in the 3800 block of St. Louis Avenue, in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood of north City.


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