In the American city of Sacramento, eight-year-old Dante Daniels died while trying to protect his seven-year-old sister from being raped by his mother’s lover. This is reported by The Independent.

23-year-old Deandre Cheney Jr. in the morning of September 1 broke into the house of 28-year-old Elizabeth Saloun and attacked her daughter Danae with a knife. He dug her knife into her left eye, and then tried to rape her. Dante spoke in defense of his sister, but Cheney Jr. took out a hammer and struck him several blows to the head and body. Six days later the boy died.

The murderer of the boy was detained by policemen. He was charged with murder, attempted murder and child molestation.

The heart of the deceased was donated to a four-year-old child from California.