The murder took place in the area of Homs, Syria. Firas Nader and Fadi Matanius Mattah happened to be commuting by car at such time a group of armed wicked jihadists fired a hail of bullets into their car.
As the extremists closed in on the wreckage, as soon as they saw the cross on the boy's neck, they beheaded the child. Simply for wearing a cross. They did not give the child a chance to defend himself or his faith. Of course, there will be no repercussions for the murderers who carried out this brutal killing. That goes to show the depth of depravity in Islam. At such time a person tells you Islam is a peaceful Religion, don't believe them. Because the truth is they murder Christians daily, simply for many misconceptions about the Christian faith; not to mention, they cannot stand Jesus Christ, the Son of God. They cannot believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Moreover, to refute any such claim well, they murder their opposition no matter how peaceful.
"After the attack, Firas Nader escaped and traveled on foot to a nearby village, where he got medical care. Christians later recovered the body of Fadi Mattah."
Editor2.(24 Jan.2014).Islamist Behead Christian For Wearing Cross. Religious Freedom Coalition. http://www.religiousfreedomcoalition.org/2014/01/27/islamists-behead-christian-for-wearing-cross/
One has to see their false Prophet Muhammad was a murderer and ruled by unleashing terror on his adveserys, as their Quran says:
Quran (2:191-193) - "And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out."