Latest Juvenile crime News

South Dakota teen pleads insanity in Wyoming girl's death

Oct. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a girl from Wyoming whose body was found in his basement. Also Thursday, the 17-year-old entered a not guilty plea to an alternate second-degree murder charge....

Prosecutors seek life for New Mexico man who killed family

Oct. 15, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man convicted of killing his parents and three younger siblings when he was 15 apologized to the rest of his family Tuesday as he asked a judge for an opportunity at rehabilitation and redemption. Nehemiah Griego, now 22, was the last person to address the court during...

Diversion possible for Kansas girl in finger gun case

Oct. 15, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys are considering offering diversion to a 13-year-old Kansas girl who was arrested last week for pointing a finger gun at classmates. The Kansas City Star reports diversion was discussed Tuesday during a juvenile court hearing for the Overland Park eighth-grader, who is...

Sheriff: Still unknown how Wyoming teen knew her killer

Oct. 15, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Detectives are still trying to find out how a Wyoming girl met the 17-year-old charged with killing her in his basement in South Dakota, the sheriff overseeing the investigation said Tuesday. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin said Shayna Ritthaler, 16, was shot once in the head by the...

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...