Adult case charged county forum juvenile member murder post
Thirty-six years after the crime, the man is brought to trial and convicted of murder. But this year-old man, now soft around the middle and wrinkled along the brow, was 15 at the time of the murder. His case was heard here this month in family, not criminal, court. Or will the judge look at Mr. Will the length of his sentence — or disposition, as it is called in juvenile matters — be dictated by laws in place in , the year of the crime, or by current laws?
Court affirms 'once an adult, always an adult' rule for young offenders
Murder case of year-old moved back to adult court - News - Journal Star - Peoria, IL
A judge ruled Tuesday that juvenile court is best suited to handle a murder case involving a year-old suspect. The boy's defense attorney, Kristin Jones, and the Greene County Prosecutor's Office both recommended the case stay in juvenile court. Jones said her client was home with his family on the night of the homicide when Dorser and other men showed up looking to "cause trouble. Dorser's family members say Dorser was leaving the area when he was fatally stabbed. Myers wrote that the teen's initial defense of his home and mother would be justified, but when the teen chased Dorser down the street with a knife, he was no longer acting in self-defense.
Murder case of 14-year-old moved back to adult court
Lincoln County prosecutors argued that the juvenile court trajectory will not have adequate facilities and programs to "protect the public from the defendant. Carmel's attorney said the night of the shooting was a "perfect storm of bad choices," but that repercussions for Carmel's actions can fit into the juvenile justice system. More: Teen linked to fatal Bakker Park shooting seeks transfer to juvenile court. More: Shooting victim remembered: 'He was at the wrong place at the wrong time'. Thursday's hearing dug into the weeds of Carmel's behavior since he's been at the Juvenile Detention Center, his unstable home life and his conduct at school.
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