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In America 6 year-old boy dies while saving older sister from a rapist

6 year-old boy, Dominick Andujar bravely gave his life to save his older sister from a twisted sex attacker who broke into their home.

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6 year-old boy, Dominick Andujar bravely gave his life to save his older sister from a twisted sex attacker who broke into their home.

He heard his sister Amber's cries for help and raced to her aid allowing her to wriggle free but the attacker then turned on him and he paid with his life.

Both children had their throats slashed by the attacker but only Amber survived, running out into the street with blood pouring from her neck to raise the alarm.

The attacker Osvaldo Rivera was sentenced to 110 years in prison play

The attacker Osvaldo Rivera was sentenced to 110 years in prison

 

Now their attacker Osvaldo Rivera, who lived near the family in Camden, New Jersey, has been jailed for 110 years.

After Dominicks death, the family were given a diary Dominick had written in from his nursery teacher.
It read: “I am a superhero. I save people.”

The attack happened in September 2012, when Dominick was just days away from starting school.
Mum Debbie, who was separated from the children's father, had recently had an operation and she was in hospital recovering when the sad incident happened.

Amber appears in court with the scars of her attack visible on her neck. play

Amber appears in court with the scars of her attack visible on her neck.

 

At his trial last year Amber appeared in court with the scars of her attack visible on her neck and described how he held a knife to her throat, put his hand over her mouth and assaulted her.

She tearfully described her brother’s heroic actions that cost him his life on the "most terrifying day of my life".

Dominick's sister added: “Grown men wouldn’t do what Dominick did that day. He’s our soldier and will forever be in our hearts until the day we die.”

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