New information emerges in Malvern boys murder
A 12-year-old boy was hit with a steel rod on the head by his 10-year-old friend and later died.
JOHANNESBURG - Newinformation has emerged around the death of a 12-year-old boy who was killed in Malvern allegedly by his 10-year-old friend.
The pair are believed to have been arguing when the one boy took a steel rod and hit the otheron the back of his head.
Police arrested the child but have since released himinto hisparents care.
Its believed the 10 and 12-year-old boys had been arguingon Friday and the tension spilled over into the next day.
The 10-year-old allegedly took a steel rod from his homeand hit his friendon thehead; heapparently collapsed on a pavement near his home soon after the incident.
The family of thevictim say he was the only child and the parentwent to the mortuary earlier today.
The accused also appeared in court today andis under the authority of child protection services.