(iWIDK By Nina Hoffman) - 13-year-old Christian Fernandez may become the youngest prison lifer in America after killing his younger brother.
Christian has been charged with the 2011 murder of his 2-year-old brother and the sexual abuse of his 5-year-old half-brother.
Prosecutors say Christian was left home alone with his younger siblings and when his 25 year old mother Biannela returned, she found 2-year-old David unconscious.
Autopsy reports indicate that David suffered a fractured skull, bruising to the left eye and bleeding in the brain.
According to Press Herald, Biannela waited 8 and a half hours before taking the child to hospital and subsequently in March was charged with manslaughter and faces a 30 year sentence.
Christian’s path to murder is one marred by a life of horrific tragedy- born to a 12-year-old mother who was sexually assaulted by a man more than twice her age, put in foster care after being discovered wandering the streets of South Florida at aged 2 after being found at 4am while his grandmother did cocaine in a hotel room.
His struggles didn’t end there. After coming to school with a disturbing eye injury at age 8, he told authorities his step-father had been abusing him.
When police arrived at the family home they found the man dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
From there, Christian turned from a straight A student to being accused of sexually molesting an older cousin, killing animals and masturbating in class.
And then, in 2011, the murder of his brother.
Prosectors in Florida now must decide whether to charge Christian as an adult or as a juvenile.
If tried and convicted as an adult, Christian will face a lifetime prison sentence.