Latest Juvenile crime News

Suspect in Toronto sword slaying also charged with terrorism

May. 19, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A teenager accused of stabbing a woman to death at a Toronto massage parlor was charged with terrorism Tuesday after police said they uncovered evidence the attack was inspired by an online community of sexually frustrated men. The 17-year-old was originally charged with first-degree murder...

In this Thursday, May 7, 2020, photo, provided by the Port City Daily, high school senior Dameon Shepard, right, his mother, Monica Shepard, and their attorney Jim Lea, left, pose for a photo at the Shepard's home in the Rocky Point area of Pender County, in North Carolina. New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputy Jordan Kita faces criminal charges after authorities say he led a group of people to the wrong location, the Shepards' home, in a search for a missing girl. Kita has also been fired. (Mark Darrough/Port City Daily via AP)

Lawyer: Deputy led armed group to black teen's home

May. 9, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in North Carolina is facing criminal charges after authorities said he led a group of armed people to the wrong home in a search for a missing girl. New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David said Friday that Jordan Kita, who worked in the New Hanover...

South Dakota teen admits to fatally shooting Wyoming girl

May. 7, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager admitted Thursday that he fatally shot a Wyoming girl during an argument last fall. The 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for killing Shayna Ritthaler, a 16-year-old from Upton, Wyoming. “We got into an argument and then I shot...

South Dakota teen to plead guilty in Wyoming girl's killing

May. 4, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager plans to plead guilty to manslaughter in the death of a 16-year-old Wyoming girl whose body was found in his basement last fall, attorneys said. The 17-year-old defendant originally was charged as an adult with alternative counts of first- and second-degree...

St. Louis County officer charged in death of girl hit by car

Apr. 29, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County police officer who struck and killed a 12-year-old girl with his patrol SUV was charged Wednesday with second-degree involuntary manslaughter. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said Officer Preston Marquart was charged in the death of Akeelah Jackson after...

FILE - In this March 12, 2018 file photo Gabriel Parker appears in Marshall County Circuit Court at the Marshall County Judicial Building in Benton, Ky. Parker, in a plea agreement, pleaded guilty, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in connection to the 2018 Marshall County High School shooting. (Ryan Hermens/The Paducah Sun via AP)

Teen pleads guilty to 2018 Kentucky school shooting

Apr. 28, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A teen charged in the 2018 Kentucky school shooting that killed two students has pleaded guilty to murder. Gabriel Ross Parker was 15 when he fired a handgun into a crowd of students before classes started at Marshall County High School on Jan. 23, 2018. Parker was arrested at the...

2nd teen charged in death of man pushed into Chicago train

Apr. 17, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man was ordered held without bond Friday after being charged with first-degree murder in the death of a former Marine who was allegedly pushed from a subway platform into a moving train. Fajour Hodges, 19, was arrested and charged Thursday in the April 7 death of 29-year-old...

Teen charged with murder in fatal shooting of father

Apr. 16, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teen has been charged with fatally shooting his father, police said. David Augustine, 18, of Shelbyville was charged with murder, fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, first-degree wanton endangerment and other traffic offenses, Kentucky State Police said in a...

Coronavirus concerns may delay school shooting trial

Apr. 13, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — The trial of a teen accused of fatally shooting two classmates and wounding 14 others at a Kentucky high school may be postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus. Prosecutors and defense attorneys both cited the virus in a Skype hearing on Monday as a reason to delay the trial of...

This undated file photo provided by the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department in Fort Worth, Texas shows Josh Hamilton. Former Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child after his teenage daughter accused him of beating her. A Tarrant County grand jury indicted the 38-year-old Hamilton on Monday, April 6, 2020. He remains free on $30,000 bond after he turned himself in to authorities on Oct. 30. If convicted, he faces a prison sentence of two to 10 years in prison. (Tarrant County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Ex-Ranger Hamilton indicted, accused of beating daughter, 14

Apr. 8, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child after his teenage daughter accused him of beating her. A Tarrant County grand jury indicted the 38-year-old Hamilton on Monday. He remains free on $30,000 bond after he turned himself...