Criminal complaint will be released for teen accused in Chippewa Falls girl’s death

The teen accused of killing a 10-year-old girl in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, last week had a court hearing Thursday afternoon.

Last week, bond was set at $1 million for the 14-year-old eighth-grader, identified by the initials of C.P.B., in the death of Illiana “Lily” Peters. Attorney Michael Cohen is representing the teenage defendant.

Thursday, the judge said the criminal complaint would be made available to the public, subject to redaction. The complaint will be released on either Friday, May 6 or Monday, May 9.

There was also discussion about media requests for the search warrants in the case, which are currently under seal. The judge overseeing the case ordered the search warrants remain under seal, saying the issue could be addressed at the next hearing.

Prosecutors charged the teen with one count of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of first-degree sexual assault, and one count of first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, resulting in great bodily harm.

A coroner reported preliminary autopsy results confirmed that Peters, who was found dead near a walking trail early last Monday, died of strangulation and blunt force trauma. The manner of death was homicide.

The next court hearing is scheduled for June 24 at 9:30 a.m.