Latest Juvenile crime News

Teenager stabbed aboard train near US Capitol dies

Oct. 12, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A teenage boy who was stabbed aboard a Metro train near the U.S. Capitol has died. Police say 15-year-old Jaquar McNair died Saturday morning. The stabbing occurred around midday Friday at the Capitol South Metro station, about a block from the Cannon House Office Building, where some...

Request to suppress confession in school shooting denied

Oct. 11, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge has denied a request to suppress a confession and other statements by a Kentucky teenager charged with fatally shooting two classmates and wounding 14 others at a high school. Marshall Circuit Judge Jamie Jameson filed the decision Thursday in the case against 17-year-old Gabe...

Officials: Florida man stole car, left disabled dog to die

Oct. 10, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have accused a man of stealing a car with a disabled dog inside and leaving the pet in the station wagon to die in the Florida heat. Wilton Manors Police on Wednesday arrested 19-year-old Jephthe Jean Francois on 15 charges including grand theft auto and animal...

Prosecutor: South Dakota teen killed girl after argument

Oct. 9, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager charged with killing a girl whose body was found in his basement shot her after an argument, a prosecutor alleged Wednesday. The 17-year-old defendant is charged as an adult with second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence upon conviction....

The Latest: Prosecutor: Teen shot girl after argument

Oct. 9, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a teen in death of girl found in his basement in South Dakota (all times local): 3:55 p.m. A South Dakota prosecutor alleges that a 17-year-old boy charged with killing a girl whose body was found in his basement shot the girl after an argument. The teen...

Detroit 16-year-old charged in slaying of her newborn

Oct. 9, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 16-year-old Detroit girl has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of her newborn earlier this year. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says the teen is being charged as a juvenile and faces an Oct. 25 pretrial hearing at a juvenile detention center. Prosecutors...

9-year-old charged with murder in 5 Illinois fire deaths

Oct. 9, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 9-year-old child accused of causing a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder. The juvenile also was charged with two counts of arson and one count of aggravated arson, the (Peoria) Journal Star...

Mother: Daughter treated like 'animal' in Minnesota arrest

Oct. 4, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of a Minnesota girl whose videotaped arrest sparked an angry backlash on social media says her 13-year-old daughter has a mental illness and that officers were overly aggressive in handling her. Prosecutors filed a juvenile delinquency petition on Friday charging the girl with...

Teen gets 5 days in juvenile jail for racist videos, threats

Oct. 3, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 16-year-old has been sentenced to five days in a juvenile jail and 18 months of probation for threatening to shoot up his Catholic school in South Carolina in a group chat where he also sent racist videos. The teen said in court Wednesday he was sorry and disgusted at himself for...

2 Illinois men sentenced for transporting stolen firearms

Oct. 2, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two Illinois men have been sentenced to federal prison for transporting and possessing hundreds of stolen firearms. U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant said in a news release Tuesday that 25-year-old Roland Jackson and 19-year-old Taveyan Turnbo, both of Chicago, were sentenced in...