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US boy, 7, confesses to two-year-old sister's death

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An ultra-violent Latino street gang that President Donald Trump has vowed to wipe out beheaded a man and cut out his heart in Washington DC. Source: Getty Images

Murder charges have been dropped against a Texas man accused of killing his two-year-old daughter after her brother admitted he caused her death.

A Texas man accused of murdering his two-year-old daughter has had the charges dropped after the girl's older brother admitted causing her death.

Anthony Michael Sanders was accused of smothering Ellie Mae Sanders at their home in Fort Worth and was facing the death penalty.

Police believed Sanders held his hand over her mouth because he was angry she had interrupted his computer games.

Jailed since April 2016, Sanders denied responsibility. He said he found his daughter not breathing after his son, then five, reported she wouldn't wake up.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports prosecutors recently learned the boy, now seven, had told his mother he had hit his sister with a pillow and the pillow was too heavy to remove from the girl's head.