FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Authorities allege a 13-year-old North Texas boy facing a capital murder charge used a bowling ball to fatally beat a 5-year-old boy.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/125rh1E ) the teen has confessed to what he allegedly did.
The confession was made public during a detention hearing Friday in Fort Worth.
The teen, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile, was arrested Thursday in the death of Sida Osman. Because he is younger than 14, the suspect is not eligible to stand trial as an adult.
The teen s mother declined to comment after the hearing.
Sida s body was found Wednesday afternoon near his apartment, after he had been reported missing a day earlier.
Police have said the teen became irritated with Sida and hit him multiple times.