La. boy, 13, sentenced to 3 years for killing sister, 5, with pro wrestling moves
Armstrong Desvallons faced a maximum of five years in juvenile detention after admitting he performed moves from WWE wrestlers like John Cena and Mark Henry on Viloude Louis in June at their Terrytown home.
BY SASHA GOLDSTEIN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
PUBLISHED: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013, 4:38 PM
Viloude suffered broken ribs, internal bleeding and liver lacerations. Her mother had asked the child’s half-brother to look after her before he performed the moves.
A 13-year-old boy will spend the next three years in juvenile detention after he killed his 5-year-old half-sister by dropping WWE moves like the “John Cena Slam” on the little girl this summer.
Armstrong Desvallons admitted he threw his body and elbow into Viloude Louis’ chest about 20 times in June, using moves he’d seen pro wrestlers Cena and Mark Henry perform on the popular program.
Henry weighs more than 400 pounds and Cena 250 when they perform their scripted fights on national television.
Louis suffered broken ribs, internal bleeding and liver lacerations from the brutal bashing at their Terrytown, La., home. Their mother had left the teen to look after his sister, but instead he used her as a prop in his too-real re-enactment.
Desvallons pleaded guilty last month to negligent homicide, The Times-Picayune reported, and was sentenced Tuesday to three years in the facility, where he is to receive treatment for grief, trauma and anger.
Vilger Louis talks about his daughter, Viloude. Louis said he did not want Desvallons, who could have gotten probation, in his home again because he was disrespectful and likely to commit another crime.
Members of Desvallons’ church pushed for probation, saying they’d take in the teen if he was let loose. But Vilger Louis, the little girl’s father, testified in juvenile court that he didn’t want his stepson in his home again because he is disrespectful and likely to commit another crime, The Times-Picayune reported.
“It’s almost as if I’m dealing with two different children here,” Judge Andrea Price Janzen said when explaining how she settled on three-year sentence as the boy faced a maximum of five years or a minimum of probation.
World Wrestling Entertainment said in a statement that the injuries were a result of the boy’s intent – not specifically the moves he saw on TV.
“The death of Viloude Louis is a tragedy and we express our condolences,” a spokesman said in a statement. “WWE supports Judge Janzen’s summation that the 13-year-old boy absolutely knew that he was hurting his 5-year-old little sister. Therefore, it is illogical to conclude that the brutal and ultimately fatal beating of a 5-year-old little girl by a teenager could be confused with imitation of WWE moves seen on TV.”
Desvallons could get out earlier if he progresses well, the judge said.