DUNCAN,(AP) — A 16-year-old boy charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a Duncan girl is being held without bond after his first court appearance.
The teenager appeared in Stephens County District Court on Thursday after he was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 14-year-old Alyssa Wiles. Court records show that court hearings were set for July 19 and July 31 in the case.
Police say Alyssa's father found her dead Monday at their home. Authorities say she was stabbed with a kitchen knife.
A statement from the Wiles family said Alyssa was a "bubbly energetic little lady" who dreamed of opening a restaurant with her brother. The family said Alyssa loved to dance and had looked forward to working as a lifeguard next summer.