This case is sickening and the only good thing is that it wasn't forgotten or written off as unsolvable. The man charged with this crime was 15 at the time of the crime and it's unknown whether he will be prosecuted under adult statutes.
In 1972, the body of a 6-year-old boy was found in the cab of a water truck at a construction site, nude and battered. He had been raped, stabbed and strangled. Thirty-four years later, the boy's brother has been charged with his murder, and on Tuesday, a third sibling, Michael Barbarino, called on his family to help investigators prosecute him.
County Prosecutor John Molinelli said Monday at a news conference announcing Joseph Barbarino's arrest that the teenager lured his younger brother to a construction site intending to sexually assault him. There was evidence of a struggle and the child's body was found in the cab of a water truck, he said. An autopsy indicated Vincent Barbarino had been stabbed numerous times and his skull had been fractured. Molinelli said the elder Barbarino had been raping the child for "quite some time."
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