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12-year-old charged for allegedly stabbing younger brother 4 times

The 7-year-old boy survived the attack.

A 12-year-old boy who is accused of stabbing his 7-year-old brother four times could be charged as an adult for attempted intentional homicide, a judge ruled this week. 

The brothers are from Solon Springs, which is about 45 miles southeast of Duluth in Douglas County, Wisconsin. The attack happened Jan. 11. 

According to a criminal complaint obtained by The Associated Press, the 12-year-old stabbed his brother once in the back, twice in the abdomen and once near the heart. 

The 7-year-old survived the attack, with KBJR-TV reporting that the child is doing OK. 

Police told KBJR-TV that the older boy put a pillow over the victim's face to quiet his screams. 

Juveniles over the age of 10 who are charged with first-degree intentional attempted homicide in Wisconsin are sent to adult court first, with the possibility of the case being moved to juvenile court. The AP reports that a decision on whether to charge the boy as an adult will be made March 5. 

The 12-year-old is currently in custody at the Northwest Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 

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