03:33am, 08/02/14

Watson Girl Laid To Rest

(Effingham, IL) -- Friends and family said their final goodbyes Monday to Willow Long of Watson. The seven-year-old is said to have been stabbed to death by her maternal uncle earlier this month. A public memorial was held at Effingham High followed by a private burial. Twenty-two-year-old Justin DeRyke is facing first-degree murder charges. He told investigators he killed his niece to end her suffering after she fell on a brush pile and pierced her neck with a stick. DeRyke is slated to appear in court on Thursday.

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