Belleville, IL (KSDK) - The St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office has charged a nine-year-old with first-degree murder.
The charge was handed down on August 28.
The case will go through the county's juvenile court system. By law, the child cannot be tried as an adult.
St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly declined to provide additional details.
A tipster contacted NewsChannel 5 early this week regarding the death of a one-year-old boy. After making inquiries to area law enforcement agencies, NewsChannel 5 received confirmation of the aforementioned charge.