Teenage boy kills sister using “WWE style wrestling moves”

June 22, 2013 4:58 pm

A teenage boy has been charged with second degree murder after killing his younger sister with what officials are calling “WWE style wrestling moves”.

Devalon Armstrong, 13, is alleged to have used wrestling moves he saw on World Wrestling Entertainment’s weekly TV shows on his 5-year-old sister Viloude Louis at their New Orleans home.

The coroner ruled that Viloude died from “blunt force trauma and multiple internal injuries” which included broken ribs, internal bleeding and a lacerated liver.

Devalon told police originally that he found his sister motionless on the bathroom floor following complaints of pain in her stomach but he later confessed.

Local officials say that he “punched her in the stomach several times, jumped on her and struck her with his elbow like wrestlers do on TV”.

During the beating, Viloude complained to her brother about being in pain but he continued, finally stopping when his mother rang to check on them both.

When Devalon realised that his sister had stopped breathing he dialed 911 and an ambulance was dispatched to the house arriving at the same time as the mother arrived home.

Viloude was unresponsive and was rushed to Ochsner Medical Centre’s West Bank Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Devalon was later arrested and booked into juvenile jail before being charged with second degree murder at a hearing on June 18th.

The defense for Devalon argued that Devalon may not be “mentally competent” to understand the legality and that he was not aware  he had seriously hurt his sister.

These claims were supported by reports by officials that Devalon allegedly smiled whilst he was describing the moves he used on his sister. They also say Devalon appeared to enjoy talking about the moves and the physical abuse.

Due to this argument, Devalon is to be evaluated by a psychiatrist to see if he will be able to fully understand the proceedings and to participate in his own defense. A hearing will take place next month.

The mother of Devalon and Viloude has said that her son has expressed his apologies for what happened and he never realised it would end like this.

Following the circulation of WWE’s possible influence on Devalon, the company issued a statement expressing their sympathies to the family but also distanced themselves from the case.

The statement read: “The death of Viloude Louis is a tragedy and we express our heartfelt condolences.

“Authorities have already charged the accused with second degree murder and determined that this was not an accidental death due to a wrestling move.

“The facts of this case clearly point to a lack of parental supervision and a teenager who had a history of violent behaviour toward his 5-year-old step sister.

“It is illogical to conclude that the repeated, brutal and ultimately fatal beating of a 5-year-old little girl by a teenager could be confused with imitation of WWE action seen on TV.”wrestling

WWE’s corporate website urges parents of children who watch WWE’s PG rated shows to inform their children that what they see is entertainment and is not to be copied in any way, shape or form, at home, at school or anywhere.

WWE also broadcasts their “Do Not Try This At Home” videos on their weekly shows, urging their audience not to try any of the moves seen WWE programming.

Viloude, who was a fan of Cinderella and Alicia Keys, dreamt of being a pop star.

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