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Mom says Marty Cobb’s alleged killer previously attacked 3-year-old son

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) –The mother of a seven-year-old Richmond boy says the teen charged with murdering 8-year-old Marty Cobb brutally attacked her son with a hammer in 2010.

“He’s sick,” said Richmond mother of two children, Heather Arrington.

Arrington told CBS 6 that the teen lived nearby and lured her son, then three-years-old into another home and viciously beat him.

She said her son, Malachi Sottile, age seven, physically recovered from the attack, but said he’s had frequent nightmares ever since then.

“What do you do when you have them?” CBS 6 reporter Melissa Hipolit asked Sottile, who spoke exclusively with CBS 6.

“Go to my mommy,” Sottile said.

“What do you say?”

“I`m scared,” Sottile said.

Arrington showed CBS 6 a court document from December of 2010 that revealed the teen was charged with malicious wounding. The name on that court document matches the name given to CBS 6 by two police sources.

“I was shocked and overwhelmed and couldn’t believe he was out,” Arrington said, as she recalled hearing about the death of Marty Cobb.