nb_cid nb_clickOther -tt-nb this.style.behavior='url(#default#homepage)';this.setHomePage('http://www.aol.com/?mtmhp=acm50ieupgradebanner_112313 network-banner-empty upgradeBanner
Search AOL Mail
AOL Mail
| Weather Weather

Officials say 6-year-old Wash. girl died of blunt-force trauma

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - Prosecutors expect to charge a 17-year-old boy as an adult in the death and sexual assault of a 6-year-old Washington state girl.

Prosecutors in Kitsap County on Monday identified the teen as Gabriel Gaeta. They say in court documents that they have probable cause to charge him with first-degree murder and first-degree rape of a child.

The teen was to appear Monday afternoon in Kitsap County Superior Court.

Court records say Jenise (juh-NEES') Wright died of blunt-force trauma to the head, and there was evidence she was strangled.

Authorities say state crime lab matched Gaeta's DNA to evidence found at the scene. It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

More from AOL:
Adorable animal friendships will surprise you
Photographer captures incredible photos of Supermoon
Stars stun on red carpet at Teen Choice Awards

Popular Stories

More From Our Partners