Teen Arrested for Killing 5-Year-Old Sister While 'Wrestling' With Her

Kids do love to rough house -- I certainly remember my share of "fights" when I was a kid that I thought were great fun but that could have easily turned injurious (and, in fact, did on occasion). But could a 13-year-old boy really not realize that by using his body-slamming "wrestling" moves, he was he was killing his 5-year-old half-sister? Devalon Armstrong, 13, has been charged with second-degree murder after his wrestling session with 5-year-old Viloude Louis ended up with internal injuries that resulted in her tragic death.

Devalon and Viloude were apparently wrestling on a bed -- and he was using some moves he claimed he learned on TV. He reportedly slammed her into the bed repeatedly, punched her in the stomach, jumped on her back, and elbow-dropped her.

Awhile later, Viloude said she wasn't feeling well and went to go brush her teeth. A half an hour later, her half-brother found her in pain on the floor. He brought her downstairs and called 911. But it was too late.

So, yeah, I have the same questions I'm sure you do: Like where were the parents? Well, apparently they'd let Devalon babysit while they went to the store. I'm of the mind that a 13-year-old is old enough to babysit (I did plenty of it) -- but not ALL 13-year-olds. However, I can understand if they needed to quickly zip to the store and left Devalon in charge, especially if he had no history of anything violent with his sister.

Was this malicious or truly a kid who got too rambunctious? At 13, you would think that he would be old enough to know if he was hurting his sister; however, reports say that she had no external injuries -- only a small bruise. But the broken ribs she suffered would have been painful -- and the police say that Devalon's sister told him he was hurting her. But he reportedly continued his wrestling moves for minutes after that.

A psychiatrist is evaluating whether Devalon is mentally competent to participate in his own defense. That could be because he's so young -- it could also be because he doesn't have the mental or emotional capabilities of most teens. Perhaps he's developmentally disabled.

Or ... he could be a cold-blooded, violent little sociopath. This is unfortunately one of those horrible tragedies that contains a lot of gray area. Only Devalon truly knows what he was trying to do.

What a horrible time this must be for adorable Viloude's parents.

Do you think he did this on purpose or it was a tragic accident?


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LostS... LostSoul88

I think was a tragic accident. Why ruin this young man's life? When he found her he did the right thing and called for help. Where the hell was his parents during all this?! They are the one's responsible for allowing him to watch that garbage on TV and not telling him not to use those moves on people. 

nonmember avatar Common Sense

At 13 you know what you're doing. He probably didn't think it would result in death, but nevertheless he knew he was hurting her. To cause internal damage would cause anyone-child or adult- to cry or scream out in pain. He has issues. 13 year olds are not babies. If anything there's 13 year olds out there making babies. His age is no excuse.

nonmember avatar Heather

I don't remember how old I was but id say 9-11 and my cousin come over and he wanted to do this wrestling move on me. I don't know what its called but he stood up flipped me upside down and put my head between his knees then dropped down. My neck popped and it felt like it was on fire. I screamed and screamed. I this this was an accident but by this age they should know better.

nonmember avatar Cass

This wasnt a wrestling move gone wrong- he punched and elbow dropped her. I could understand him trying something he saw on WWE and dropping her on her neck. He performed moves he knew would cause her harm. That is assault and he is old enough to know better.

AniAngel AniAngel

Classic kid stuff gone wrong, my four year old will scream just as loud and long for a small cut on her toe as a broken wrist. My kids shriek at eachother all the time "you're hurting me" when nothing is really happening. It is possible that he's a monster but it's more likely that the "immortal" attitude met with the over reacting little sister and ended in tragedy.

2ofth... 2ofthesame

Sorry it's a shame but I blame the parents. The show says that their moves shouldn't be tried at home. And they shouldn't. The matches and everything maybe fake but they can and do get injured doing them. These are men and women who have trained for years to get the moves right. They have signals and both know what's going to happen and how to prevent injuries. I don't like it all that much but with one TV in the house and a husband that does I get bored and start to notice. We made sure that our kids knew it's fake. Showing them the hand signals and signs they make. If your child can't understand that concept than he's not mature enough to watch the show. I hope that the officals make sure that little boy doesn't go down for this alone. But don't blame the show because parents are lacking. Millions of people watch that show every Monday and Friday night and every fourth Sunday. We hear of very few doing stupid crap like this. 

Angel Baker

Part 1 of 4 (Sorry): You used the term they (as in both parents) why did they feel the need both of them had to go to the store, surely one person is capable of going to the store by theirself. Also, I am guessing he thought it was okay to wrestle with her (with the moves he was making, or whatever) because yes he seen it on telelvision (RAW or SmackDown, and several others) and it seemed to him that they didn't get hurt.

Peggy Gutierrez

this 13 year old i think he knew what he was doing.if she ttold he was hurting him then why didnt h stop.he was mean tohis own little sister.he deserves to be punished.

Angel Baker

Part 2 of 4: So of course why would he think his sister would get hurt, to him they never did (also assuming he didn't think (or know) it was fake and that the 'wrestlers' are adults putting on a show). Also, this is probably not the first time he has 'wrestled' with her. So as in stating that I think the parents has witnessed them 'wrestling' and as their place as parents it was their job to inform him not to be to rough (because she is five) because she could end up hurt (sadly in this case, she died).

Angel Baker

Part 3 of 4: So I personally do not completely blame the 13 year old. I put some blame on the parents. (Why couldn't one of them stay home? Just curious....) But please do not take me out of context, I do feel sorrow for this family and hate that it ended in such a way.

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