12-year-old boy charged with murder of Creswell woman arraigned Friday


    A 12-year-old boy is facing charges of murdering a 92-year-old woman. An arraignment hearing takes place Jan. 11, 2019. (KVAL image)

    EUGENE, Ore. -- A 12-year-old boy is facing charges of murdering a 92-year-old woman after Erma Burnell was found dead at her Creswell home.

    The youth has been charged with murder and burglary, but a trial date has not yet been set.

    At Friday's arraignment, the boy's mother spoke in the courtroom and said she knew of the boy's mental issues for years.

    Due to the suspect’s age, his identity is not being released at this time.

    Burnell was found dead at a Creswell home near N. Second and Creswood Drive on Monday.

    The suspect was arrested Thursday and held at the Serbu Center

    The boy has a court-assigned

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