Latest Juvenile crime News

Teen rapper Tay-K convicted of murder in Texas home invasion

Jul. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has convicted a teenage rapper of murder in the 2016 shooting death of a man during a home invasion. The Tarrant County jury on Friday found 19-year-old Taymor McIntyre of Arlington guilty for his role in the death of 21-year-old Ethan Walker at Walker's home in...

Attorneys want school shooting suspect's statements tossed

Jul. 19, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for a Kentucky teenager charged with fatally shooting two classmates and wounding 14 others at school filed a motion to suppress his statements to investigators. The Louisville Courier Journal reports Gabriel R. Parker's attorneys say his statements weren't voluntary, violated...

Mother of starved Virginia teen pleads no contest to murder

Jul. 18, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — The mother of a Virginia boy who died from severe starvation and neglect has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 37-year-old Amy FaJohn entered her plea in court on Wednesday. Prosecutors dropped charges of first-degree murder and felony...

Man convicted for killing woman in front of her children

Jul. 17, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A man who served decades in prison for stabbing his wife 14 times in front of her daughter was convicted Wednesday in a nearly identical crime — stabbing a woman at least 11 times while her twin children watched. Albert Flick, 77, who was previously deemed too old to be a threat...

Jury convicts boy who pointed gun at teacher, pulled trigger

Jul. 17, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A 13-year-old eastern Iowa student has been found guilty on three charges after he pointed a gun at a teacher and pulled the trigger, but the jury declined to convict him of attempted murder. The Quad-City Times reports jurors in Davenport convicted the boy Wednesday of carrying...

After teen is slain, photos of her corpse circulate online

Jul. 15, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl with a small social media following in upstate New York was killed by a man she'd met recently on Instagram, who then posted photos of her corpse online, police said Monday. The gory pictures were redistributed widely, including by online posters who made light of or...

Man charged in shooting of Giants draft pick and teammate

Jul. 13, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged in the April attack that wounded New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine and killed one of his Washburn University teammates, Dwane Simmons. Francisco Alejandro Mendez was charged Friday with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree...

Woman in Missouri bullying case pleads to misdemeanor

Jul. 12, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

FAYETTE, Mo. (AP) — A former rural Missouri Dairy Queen manager accused of bullying a 17-year-old employee who eventually killed himself pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor charge and won't go to prison. Harley Branham, 23, of Fayette, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and was sentenced to two...

Man charged with murder in co-worker's shooting at tire shop

Jul. 10, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana teenager has been charged with murder in a tire shop shooting that left a fellow employee dead following an argument. Jeffersonville Police Lt. Isaac Parker says 19-year-old Bobby Powell of Jeffersonville was arrested soon after the shooting Tuesday morning at...

Teen convicted in decapitation killing gets life in prison

Jul. 9, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager convicted of fatally stabbing and then decapitating a high school classmate has been sentenced to life in prison. Eighteen-year-old Mathew Borges, of Lawrence, will be eligible for parole in 30 years under the maximum allowable sentence handed down on Tuesday by...