Latest Juvenile crime News

The Latest: Funeral honors slain Maryland police officer

May. 25, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

JOPPA, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a funeral for a Maryland police officer (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Rows of police officers have lined up outside a Maryland church before filing in for the funeral of Baltimore County Officer Amy Caprio. Some attendees bore flags as they honored the slain officer Friday....

Teen pleads guilty after Michigan school threat arrest

May. 25, 2018 8:43 AM EDT

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old student who was arrested in March after threatening violence at his school and the discovery of guns, ammunition and pipe bomb materials at his southwestern Michigan home has entered guilty pleas in the case. The boy pleaded guilty this week to explosives and firearms...

Hearing for accused Florida school shooter rescheduled

May. 25, 2018 7:54 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A court hearing for the teenager accused of fatally shooting 17 at a Florida high school has been rescheduled. A status hearing on the murder and other charges facing 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz that had been scheduled Friday in Fort Lauderdale will now take place June 21. Cruz is...

4 students charged with hate crime over racist graffiti

May. 24, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

GLENELG, Md. (AP) — Four 18-year-olds face hate-crime charges over spray-painted slurs at their high school, some of it aimed at their African-American principal. Howard County police tell news outlets that school officials found racist, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ slurs spray-painted at Glenelg High...

Officials trade blame after teen arrested in officer's death

May. 24, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A police officer crushed by a stolen Jeep isn't even buried yet, and already authorities in Maryland are blaming each other for having allowed the teenage driver to be on the streets while he awaited sentencing for auto theft. The state was formally supervising the 16-year-old driver, who...

Teen faces aggravated murder charges in death of woman, 98

May. 24, 2018 3:13 PM EDT

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old Ohio boy who police say strangled a 98-year-old woman from his neighborhood and left her body inside a closet at her home has been charged. The Medina County Gazette reports Gavon Ramsay, of Wadsworth, was indicted on Tuesday on aggravated murder charges in the death of...

Tennessee Parole Board divided over release in murder case

May. 23, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The fate of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16, is in the hands of Tennessee's governor after the state parole board split on a Wednesday clemency hearing. Brown's lawyers asked the parole board to consider whether the woman, now 30 years...

3 more teens charged in death of Maryland police officer

May. 23, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A day after a 16-year-old suspect was charged with first-degree murder for allegedly accelerating a stolen Jeep at a Maryland police officer and running her down, three more teenagers were charged Wednesday as adults in her death. Under the state's felony murder law, if someone is killed...

Lawyer: Illinois shooting suspect's mother legally owned gun

May. 23, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — The lawyer for a 19-year-old charged with firing shots at an Illinois high school during graduation rehearsal says that his mother legally owned the gun he's accused of using. Sauk Valley Media reports that Matthew Milby Jr. appeared in court Wednesday via video from the Lee County Jail....

Latest: 2 of 3 teen suspects ordered held without bail

May. 23, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Maryland police officer (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Two of the three teens most recently charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Baltimore County police officer have been ordered held without bail. Fifteen-year-old Darrell Jaymar Ward and...