(CBS/AP) TERRYTOWN, La. - The mother of a 5-year-old girl who died after her 13-year-old half-brother allegedly practiced WWE wrestling moves on her says she doesn't know whether her son intended to kill her daughter, reports CBS affiliate WWLTV.
Adlourdes Desvallons was at a store near her home when she reportedly left her teen son in charge of watching his little sister. The mother called home to check on the two and the boy allegedly told her Viloude Louis, 5, was upstairs brushing her teeth. Minutes later he reportedly called back to tell his mother the girl was not okay.
The boy had reportedly practiced WWE wrestling moves on the child. He allegedly elbowed, body slammed and punched her. The girl suffered several injuries, including internal bleeding and broken ribs.
According to the station, Jefferson Parish authorities said the boy appeared excited to talk about the wrestling moves in an interview with them, and that he didn't seem remorseful.
"I don't know what he's got in his mind, I don't know if he's done it on purpose or not," Devallions told the station. She reportedly said her son apologized to her.
In a news conference officials said this is not the first time kids tried to mimic violent acts on TV.
"We have to understand the maturity of our kids when we put them in the care and custody of other children." Said Sheriff Newell Normard.
Desvallons told the station her daughter was "really kind, so intelligent, so smart."
The 13-year-old boy allegedly responsible for the beating has been charged. His identity has not been released.