- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Police charged a 13-year-old New Orleans boy with second-degree murder after he killed his 5-year-old sister using wrestling moves imitated from TV.

“The 13-year-old reported he started to wrestle with the victim and practiced ‘WWE’ style wrestling moves on the 5-year-old,” Col. John Fortunato of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Tuesday.

A coroner’s investigation found Viloude Louis died of multiple injuries, including broken ribs, lacerations of the liver and internal bleeding, after the boy repeatedly struck her with his hands and body.

Detective Matt Vasquez said the boy told him that he knew the wrestling moves on TV were fake, but he was smiling and appeared to enjoy talking about them.

“The 13-year-old continued by saying the victim complained that she was hurting, but he continued to slam, punch and elbow her for an additional two or three minutes, stopping when his mother called him on the phone to check on he and the victim,” officials said in the news release.

The boy reportedly called the police after his sister had stopped breathing. She was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

“The death of Viloude Louis is a tragedy, and our condolences go out to her family, the WWE said in a statement Tuesday. “WWE urges restraint in reporting this unfortunate incident as if it were the result of a WWE wrestling move.  As in similar cases, criminal intent to harm and a lack of parental supervision have been the factors resulting in a tragic death. Authorities have already charged the accused with second degree murder and determined that this was not an accidental death due to a wrestling move.”