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Police arrest 8-year-old in double murder

Arizona police arrested an 8-year-old boy in connection with the murder of his father and another man at their home on Wednesday.

Authorities said the child had confessed to the murders, saying he used a .22-caliber rifle, the BBC reported.

The judge in the case has agreed that there was probable cause to charge the boy with two counts of premeditated murder, though he has ordered a psychological evaluation of the boy, CNN reported.

Community members in the small town of St. Johns, where the boy lived, have expressed shock over the murders.

"Who would think an 8-year-old kid could kill two adults?" said St. Johns Police Chief Roy Melnic.