NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- There is new information in the case of the two teenagers accused in the death of a 5-year-old girl in Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls Police told our Claudine Ewing the case against the two suspects is now headed to a grand jury. Meanwhile, the overriding question that many continue to ask is what led a teenager to kill a 5-year old.
Isabella Tennant was killed on Monday. Her body then dumped in garbage bags and tossed in a trash can. It's a case that has just about everyone in Western New York talking and trying to understand. We do know that 16-year old John Freeman gave a confession to police. The judge has sealed it, meaning it can not be made public.
We also know that it's likely his attorney is going to challenge having the confession part of any future proceedings.
We asked police today if they knew a motive for the killing. They re-iterated what they said on Monday.
"The two deputy district attorneys have asked me the same question five or six times and I really can't tell you an answer to that," said Niagara Falls Police Captain William Thomson.
According to the coroner, Cindy-Lou Joyce, Isabella died of asphyxiation. We asked her if it was due to strangulation or choking. She says she could not elaborate because she does not want to interfere with the District Attorney's case.