Latest Juvenile crime News

Man arrested in teen's death as officials await autopsy

Oct. 27, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have charged a man in the death of an Atlanta-area teenager, even as they await an autopsy to confirm that remains discovered Sunday belong to missing 16-year-old Anthony “AJ” Haszelton. Local news outlets report sheriff's deputies in Greene County arrested...

Lawuit: Honolulu officer arrested teen as vengeance for son

Oct. 26, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is among those suing the Honolulu Police Department, claiming that an officer targeted and harassed a 15-year-old boy, “motivated solely by a personal vengeance." The officer had the boy arrested in violation of his civil rights because the teen and the...

2 killed, 4 charged in shooting at racetrack parking lot

Oct. 26, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Three men and a 16-year-old boy have been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two men killed in the Meadowlands Racetrack parking lot, state police said. The shooting occurred just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday. A trooper who happened to be patrolling nearby heard the...

Teen's mother, stepbrother charged in his death

Oct. 26, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The mother and stepbrother of a 14-year-old Tennessee boy have been charged with criminal homicide in his death, police said. Rebecca Greenwood, 52, and David Matheny, 33, were arrested Saturday after the teen was found dead from an apparent assault-related trauma, Nashville police...

Louisiana ex-priest accused of molestation jailed in Georgia

Oct. 23, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A former priest from a New Orleans suburb faces charges of molesting a juvenile and has been arrested as a fugitive in west-central Georgia, authorities in Louisiana said Friday. Patrick Wattigny was arrested Thursday night at a home in Troup County, Georgia, the St. Tammany Parish...

NW Indiana man convicted in 2 teens' armed robbery killings

Oct. 23, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana man has been convicted in killings of two teenagers who were shot to death last year during a drug-related armed robbery. A Porter County jury found Connor Kerner, 19, guilty Thursday of two counts each of murder and murder in perpetration of a robbery, and other...

White teen sentenced; planned to kill black churchgoers

Oct. 22, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A white 17-year-old girl was sentenced Thursday to four years in juvenile detention for planning to stab north Georgia churchgoers to death because they were Black. The girl pleaded guilty to attempted murder as part of a plea agreement and was sentenced in Gainesville, Georgia,...

2 teenagers charged in fatal shooting at Halloween party

Oct. 22, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a shooting on Saturday at a Halloween party that killed a woman and injured five others in New York state. Officials said on Wednesday that a 16-year-old and 17-year old have been arrested and are charged with intentional murder and...

French anti-terrorist state prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard holds a press conference Wednesday Oct.21, 2020 in Paris. The French government issued an order to dissolve a domestic militant Islamic group after the beheading last week near Paris of Samuel Paty, a teacher who had shown students caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. A terror investigation is under way into the killing by an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee, who was later shot dead by police. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)

Macron says beheaded teacher was victim of stupidity, hate

Oct. 21, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron promised Wednesday that France will not renounce freedoms taught by a schoolteacher beheaded by a radical Islamist last week after showing caricatures of the prophet of Islam to his class. At a national memorial at the Sorbonne University in central Paris, Macron...

Teens held after altercation at California pro-Trump rally

Oct. 21, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Two boys ages 15 and 13 were detained on suspicion of assaulting at least two people at a pro-Trump rally in Southern California, police said. A car of young people confronted a small group of President Trump’s supporters gathered in Palm Springs on Sunday and “an...