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Published: Saturday, 2/21/2009

Pennsylvania boy, 11, charged with killing pregnant woman


WAMPUM, Pa. Police in western Pennsylvania say an 11-year-old boy has been charged in the death of a pregnant woman who was found shot in a bedroom of her farmhouse.

Police say the boy is charged with criminal homicide and criminal homicide of an unborn child in the killing of 26-year-old Kenzie Marie Houk. The victim was 8 months pregnant.

Lawrence County police issued a statement saying the boy had been arraigned and sent to the county Jail.

They couldn t immediately say Saturday whether the boy and the woman were related.

Police say Houk s 5-year-old daughter found her mother s body Friday morning in a bedroom of their home in the community of Wampum.

The community is about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

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