The court case that involved a 13-year-old boy killing his five-year-old sister with WWE-styled wrestling moves was decided on Dec. 11 when the court found the young man guilty and sentenced him to three years in a secure juvenile facility. The WWE released a statement concerning the court’s decision shortly after the verdict.
According to the WWE, the decision was the proper one. They sent out their condolences to the family of the little girl but emphasized that the boy knew that he was hurting his sister. The WWE insists that the actions of this boy were in no way imitating WWE action.
While the quick statement reads a little harshly, that might make sense considering so many people accuse the WWE of injuries that occur when people try to mimic wrestler’s moves in real life situations. Even with the WWE placing “do not try this at home” warnings on all their products, people still point fingers at the WWE every time something bad happens.
In this case, Armstrong Desvallons, the 13-year-old, was babysitting his little five-year-old sister when he began to throw himself into her and elbowed her in the chest about 20 times. He also testified that he was doing moves like the “John Cena slam” and “Mark Henry slam” on the little girl.
She suffered broken ribs, internal bleeding, liver lacerations and died in the hospital. Desvallons pleaded guilty to the crime and will also undergo treatment for grief, trauma and anger while locked in the juvenile facility for the next three years. Depending on his progression in the treatment, he could get out sooner.