Sheriff: 15-year-old boy charged with killing 7-year-old

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Louisville police responded to a report of a child inside a dog's mouth in May. Authorities said the child later died from blunt force injuries.

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky sheriff says a 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the death of a 7-year-old family member.

Hardin County Sheriff John Ward told The News-Enterprise that officers responded to a call Thursday and took the injured boy to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Ward didn’t provide details about what happened or how the younger child died. Neither juvenile was identified.

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Ward confirmed that the children were “immediate family” but didn’t specify their relationship.

The teen was taken to a juvenile detention center.