Teenage uncle ‘beat five-year-old niece to death with a sickle and dumped her body in family garage’
An 18-year-old used a sickle to beat his five-year-old niece to death before stuffing her body in a plastic container in the family garage, authorities said.
Matthew Kaleb Pierson has been charged with murder after he confessed to killing Jada Beth Williams with the farming blade which is used to slice grass and weeds.
A preliminary autopsy found that the girl died of blunt force injury to the head, face and neck at the home in Jackson Township, Ohio.
Authorities found the tool at the home, east of Cincinnati, where the child’s body was also discovered, Highland County Sheriff Ron Ward said. It wasn’t clear which part of the tool might have been used in the beating.