Dozens of people gathered at a park in southern New Jersey Sunday to honor a 12-year-old girl who was killed last year by a teenage boy who lured her to his home.
A New Jersey teenager pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges connected to the death of a 12-year-old girl who disappeared last fall while out riding her bike.
The brothers, aged 15 and 17, have been charged with first-degree murder and other crimes against Autumn Pasquale, who would have turned 13 on Oct. 29.
Speaking to reporters for the first time since their daughter’s body was found, Jennifer Cornwell and Anthony Pasquale described their daughter as a good girl who was fun to be around.
Sean Dalton said Tuesday afternoon that a pair of teens, ages 15 and 17, have been charged with first-degree murder. He also said the cause of Pasquale’s death was blunt force trauma consistent with strangulation.
Autumn Pasquale hasn’t been seen since Saturday afternoon, when she was riding her bike near a park.