OSVALDO RIVERA ATTACK: BOY, 6, DIED SAVING OLDER SISTER
Huffingtonpost.com/Patrick Walters and Katie Zezima
A 6 year old boy, whose throat was slashed by an intruder high on PCP-laced marijuana, waskilled trying to save his 12 year old sister, coming to her aid as she was being assault on thefloor. Osvaldo Rivera, 31, is charged in Sunday's middle of the night attack. The girlswindpipe had been slashed but her condition was upgraded from critical to stable. She ran outof the house and sought help after her brother intervened. Both children had been sleepingdownstairs when the assault began. The girl also said she had been raped by theattacker. Rivera is charged with murder and attempted murder. The girl was able to helppolice track down the attacker by identifying him as what sounded like poppy. Investigatorslearned Rivera was known by the nickname Popeye and had spent nights at an apartment in the areaof the city.
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