The Pennsylvania State Police have charged 10-year-old Tristen Kurilla with criminal homicide. (story continued below video)
According to detectives, Kurilla was visiting his grandfather who was the caretaker of the victim, 90-year-old Helen Novak.
According to an affidavit, Kurilla told police Ms. Novak yelled at him and he got mad, put a cane around her throat, and repeatedly punched her. Kurilla allegedly admitted that he “pulled Novak down on the bed and held the cane on her throat and then punched her numerous times” and said “I killed that lady.”
The Wayne County District Attorney’s office said Kurilla will be charged as an adult.
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