Latest Juvenile crime News

Man rushes Phoenix airport checkpoint; 2 officers injured

Jun. 18, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a man tried to rush through a checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and two federal officers were injured as they subdued him. Transportation Security Administration officials say the two TSA officers and Phoenix police officers assigned to the airport...

High school student charged with distributing laced candy

Jun. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

COURTLAND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school student has surrendered to authorities over accusations she distributed candy laced with an unknown substance to fellow students, sending up to eight to the hospital. News outlets report the 16-year-old girl at Southampton County High School surrendered to the...

UK judge sentences teen for abhorrent post on Prince Harry

Jun. 18, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. judge has sentenced a teenager who created an "abhorrent" online image of Prince Harry to 4 years and three months in a young offenders' institution. Judge Rebecca Poulet lambasted student Michal Szewczuk, 19, for creating an image of Harry with a pistol to his head against a...

Burglary suspect caught, had machete wound inflicted by boy

Jun. 16, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina burglary suspect who was fought off by an 11-year-old boy with a machete was caught Sunday, nearly two days after he slipped away from the hospital where he was treated for a head wound. His capture came after a manhunt and finger-pointing about who was to blame for...

Teen to be tried as adult in retired officer's killing

Jun. 15, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A second teenager charged in the shooting death of a retired St. Louis police sergeant will be tried as an adult. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 17-year-old Jalynn Garner, of St. Louis, was charged Friday in adult court with first-degree murder, robbery and two weapons counts....

Home alone: Police say 11-year-old hit intruder with machete

Jun. 14, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

MEBANE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old armed with a machete thwarted a three-person home invasion in North Carolina. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday that the boy was home alone in Mebane when a woman knocked on the door. About the same time, a man entered the...

New trial ordered for men charged as teens in 1985 death

Jun. 14, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has ordered new trials for two men who were convicted more than three decades ago in the stabbing and beating death of a 65-year-old man. The court found that Ralph "Ricky" Birch and Shawn Henning were convicted based in part on false testimony about...

Officials: 5-year-old shoots toddler in head, uncle charged

Jun. 13, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

GRAY, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old shot a 2-year-old sibling at a Georgia home while playing with a gun and now the children's uncle has been charged. News outlets report the children found the gun in the home Wednesday and were playing with it when it discharged. The Jones County Sheriff's...

Insurer must cover defendant in fatal bathroom fight lawsuit

Jun. 13, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge says an insurance company must extend liability coverage to a teenager who was convicted of criminally negligent homicide after a school bathroom attack captured on cellphone video that left a 16-year-old girl dead. The judge ruled Wednesday that USAA Casualty Insurance...

German teen guilty of killing boy who refused his advances

Jun. 13, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German teenager has been found guilty of fatally strangling another teen who allegedly refused his advances. German news agency dpa reported Thursday that the regional court in the western city of Siegen convicted the 15-year-old of manslaughter and sentenced him to 7 years and 6 months in...