Willow Long http://wuis.org en Funeral Monday For 7-Yr. Old Girl Believed Stabbed By Uncle http://wuis.org/post/funeral-monday-7-yr-old-girl-believed-stabbed-uncle <p>Services are set for a 7-year-old southern Illinois girl who prosecutors allege was stabbed to death by her uncle.<br>&nbsp;<br>Authorities say Willow Long was killed late Saturday or early Sunday near her home in Watson, an Effingham County village 100 miles northeast of St. Louis.<br>&nbsp;<br>Prosecutors have charged 22-year-old Justin DeRyke with three counts of first-degree murder. Authorities say he told investigators he killed his niece to end her suffering after she accidentally fell onto a brush pile and pierced her neck with a stick.<br>&nbsp; Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:54:53 +0000 Associated Press 8838 at http://wuis.org Funeral Monday For 7-Yr. Old Girl Believed Stabbed By Uncle