Teen admits killing half-sister with wrestling moves

GRETNA, La., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A Louisiana boy who said his acts in the death of his half-sister, 5, were inspired by wrestlers John Cena and Mark Henry pleaded guilty to negligent homicide.

Armstrong Desvallons, 13, was originally charged with manslaughter in the death of Viloude Louis but accepted a plea deal on the lesser charge in Jefferson Parish, La., Juvenile Court Tuesday, The (Baton Rouge) Advocate reported.


In court Tuesday, Desvallons wrote an explanation of how he injured his half-sister. Judge Andrea Jantzen read the statement aloud, in which Desvallons admitted he was "playing in a bad way" with Viloude, striking her on the back and stomach 15 to 20 times and using body slams named after world Wrestling Entertainment stars John Cera and Mark Henry.

Desvallons will be sentenced in December and faces up to five years in a juvenile facility, although juvenile judges have wide latitude in sentencing, the newspaper noted.

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