Calaveras County Sheriff’s investigators say they found the blood and fingerprints of 12-year-old Isiah Fowler, who was arrested Saturday in the murder of his 8-year-old sister, Leila.
Sources close to the investigation say the DNA evidence was collected from the crime scene, which was Leila’s bedroom.
Isiah’s family is mourning the loss of their daughter, and loving and supporting their son accused of murder.
“Everybody knows I love all my kids. I have a lot of them. I love them all. I love them all the same. Always have,” Barney Fowler, Isiah and Leila’s father, told FOX40.
Isiah’s older brother, Justin, also vows his support.
“I’m with my brother, 100 percent. We’re just trying to be positive. We all love my sister,” he said.
The Fowlers’ attorney, Mark Reichel, characterized this as a unique case, describing Isiah as a loving person.
“He’s doing remarkably well, under the circumstances,” Rei told FOX40. “The family’s doing remarkably well, under the circumstances. We stand firmly in front of our client to protect him. We stand with the family who’s united right now.”