RICHMOND, Va. – A 16-year-old Richmond boy was indicted on murder charges in connection to the killing of eight-year-old Marty Cobb.
A grand jury indicted Mairese Washington Monday on charges of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and strangulation, according to court records.
Cobb was killed May 1 along Brandon Road near his South Richmond home.
Family members said Marty Cobb was defending his 12-year-old sister from Washington when the teen then attacked Marty.
In June, a judge ruled Washington would be tried as an adult. Prior to that ruling, CBS 6 did not name Washington as the suspect, per station policy regarding the anonymity of juveniles.
A Richmond mother, unrelated to the Cobb case, later provided documents that showed Washington was charged with malicious wounding after a 2010 attack on her then three-year-old son. She said Washington used a hammer in that attack.