Latest Juvenile crime News

Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse

Jun. 21, 2018 4:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near...

Michigan court ends conflict over juvenile life sentences

Jun. 20, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Judges, not juries, have the sole power to decide whether someone under 18 gets life in prison without parole, the Michigan Supreme Court said Wednesday. The 4-2 decision settles a conflict at the state appeals court and clears the way for more than 200 new sentencing hearings for so-called...

Latest: Judge: Gamers cannot play pending 'swatting' trial

Jun. 13, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on two gamers charged in fatal "swatting" call in Wichita (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Two gamers whose online dispute over a video game allegedly led to a swatting call that resulted in police fatally shooting a Wichita, Kansas, man were prohibited from any online gaming...

Missouri teen charged with killing woman in front of kids

Jun. 13, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — An 18-year-old suspect has been charged in the shooting death of a St. Louis County woman who was killed in front of her three young children during an attempted carjacking. Prosecutors say Mark Haywood was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of Porsha Owens....

Teen sentenced in manslaughter case that caused furor

Jun. 13, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager has been sentenced to about 1 ½ years in jail for causing a fatal crash following a drug dispute — a punishment the victim's family says is too lenient. The Argus Leader reports that 17-year-old Alex Lingor, of Sioux Falls, was sentenced Tuesday...

Police: Teen arrested, brought stolen, loaded gun to school

Jun. 13, 2018 8:21 AM EDT

BURTONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police say a teenager who took a stolen, loaded gun to a Maryland high school near Washington has been charged as an adult with several offenses. Montgomery County police tell news outlets 17-year-old Elijah Nyamekye brought the .38-caliber revolver Tuesday morning to Paint Branch...

Mom, brother charged in girl's accidental shooting death

Jun. 12, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police say the mother and brother of a 12-year-old Tennessee girl have been charged in her accidental shooting with an unsecured gun. Memphis police said 33-year-old Katrena Blackshire was charged Tuesday with aggravated child abuse and criminally negligent homicide in the death of...

Mother releases video of SDSU officer handcuffing daughter

Jun. 12, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — A woman has released police video of a South Dakota State University officer grabbing her teenage daughter by the wrist and handcuffing her during an arrest on campus last September. Melissa Mentele, of Emery, says her two daughters were stopped by the officer as they walked on...

Teen charged with killing brother to have competency tests

Jun. 12, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A 13-year-old Ohio boy charged in Juvenile Court in the shooting death of his 11-year-old brother will be evaluated to determine if he's competent to stand trial. The Record-Courier reports a judge in northeast Ohio's Portage County said Monday the teen's trial could begin as early as...

Police: Florida teen stabbed elderly neighbor, took cards

Jun. 12, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Florida 18-year-old stabbed his elderly neighbor, took her credit cards and left her for dead. The Pensacola News Journal reports Tyler Hyden Owens was charged Monday with attempted murder and home invasion. Pensacola police spokesman Mike Wood said the 82-year-old...