Authorities arrested an Alabama girl on Friday after she was accused of setting her younger brother on fire in their Dothan, Alabama, home.
The Dothan Eagle reports that the 12-year-old allegedly took a bottle of hair spritz and doused all over her 10-year-old brother’s back before setting him on fire. The boy suffered severe burns to his back and arms.
We were notified by the Southeast Alabama Medical Center late Friday night regarding the incident,” said Investigator James Harvey. “The victim was taken to the hospital by family members. He was later transported to the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital.”
“We arrested the girl on a First-Degree Assault charge and the Juvenile Court System was notified but the girl is too young to be turned over to them.”
Harvey didn’t specify a motive, and given the ages of the parties involved, their names are not being released to the public. Authorities reported that another person was in the home in the incident occurred, but it’s still unclear it the other individual was an adult.
The victim is expected to recover.
Meanwhile, the sister is scheduled to appear before a judge at the Houston County Juvenile Courts at a later date.
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