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Vigil planned, funeral set for 14-year-old teen shot by siibling

Days after a 14-year-old girl was shot, the accused her younger brother, law enforcement works with the district attorney's office to determine the correct action in the case.

Posted: Tue Mar 20 16:12:34 PDT 2018
Updated: Tue Mar 20 16:12:34 PDT 2018

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been days after a 14- year-old girl was fatally shot. authorities say it was her younger brother who pulled the trigger , upset over a video game. now investigators are working diligently on the case. wtva's rebecca butcher spoke to law enforcement and joins us with this tragic story. walker: "it's a tragedy for us for and this community.it's a tragedy period for a child to lose their life over something like a video game." selinda walker is speaking on the death of 14-year-old dijonae white . a tupelo middle school student...who was on the basketball team, loved by her peers and community. sheriff cecil cantrell says hers is a case that's untested ground for everybody. he's seeking the d.a.'s assistance...and says it's a question of whether this will become a juvenile case or criminal adult negligence. "what cantrell does add is that his office has talked with the department of human services...and says everyone working hard on this case to determine what needs to be done." "i pray that's what they do. that they find a way to help the little boy and don't treat him as an adult and lock him up." today i did reach out to district attorney john weddle. he says he has no comments at this time. he says he has no comments at this time. people i spoke with say their thoughts and prayers are with the family. wtva did reach out todistrict attorneyjohn weddle and he said he had no comment at this time. meanwhile, a candle light vigil will take place later this week in memory of dijonae. the vigil will take place at front street park in tupelo this thursday at 5. dijonae's memorial service is set for sunday at the williams memorial funeral home in okolona. police in booneville
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