Latest Juvenile crime News

Court: Boy accused in mall shooting should be tried as adult

Jun. 29, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled a boy accused of shooting and wounding eight people at a suburban Milwaukee mall in 2020 should be tried in adult court. The court, on a 4-3 decision released Wednesday, said a Milwaukee County Children's Court judge was...

School shooting suspect may testify at parents' trial

Jun. 27, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

Lawyers representing the parents of a Michigan teenager charged in a high school shooting that left four of his fellow students dead said Monday that they plan to call him to testify at the couple's trial. Defense attorney Shannon Smith told Oakland County Circuit Judge Cheryl...

Arrested Glendale teens wanted to 'murder a police officer'

Jun. 23, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two teenage boys in Glendale are accused of opening fire on police officers in an unprovoked attack. Glendale authorities said Wednesday both boys, ages 13 and 14, have been booked on several felony charges including aggravated assault, unlawful discharge of...

Teen pleads guilty in Baltimore shooting of Israeli man

Jun. 23, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an Israeli man who was visiting Baltimore for a wedding last year. Rasheed Morris, 17, is the second of three people charged in the May 2021 shooting death of Efraim Gordon,...

Michigan teen's trial in school shooting moved to January

Jun. 23, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Thursday postponed a murder trial until January in the case of a teenager accused of killing four fellow students and wounding others at a Michigan high school. Lawyers for Ethan Crumbley said a September trial date wouldn't leave enough time to go...

15-year-old boy charged with arson in Maryland barn fire

Jun. 20, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

PYLESVILLE, Md. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has been charged with arson after a large barn fire that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage on Sunday, Maryland fire officials said. Firefighters were dispatched to the 5300 block of Onion Road in Pylesville around 12:30 p.m....

Teen sentenced to life in prison in death of 12-year-old boy

Jun. 18, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas teenager has been sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy during a botched gun deal. WDAF-TV reports that a jury convicted 18-year-old Jaylen LaRon Johnson of Kansas City, Kansas, of first-degree murder last month....

NC justices: Young offenders are parole-eligible at 40 years

Jun. 17, 2022 23:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Juvenile offenders in North Carolina sentenced to long prison terms for deadly and violent crimes must be eligible for parole after 40 years behind bars, a sharply divided state Supreme Court ruled on Friday. In a pair of cases involving youths who committed...

Prosecutors charge student with felony harassment

Jun. 15, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — King County prosecutors Tuesday charged an 18-year-old Kirkland student with two counts of felony harassment for allegedly threatening to kill two classmates. Prosecutors say the student, a Juanita High School senior, posted a threatening message Sunday on...

Teen charged in shooting that injured 3 people at NC mall

Jun. 11, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy has been charged in a shooting that wounded three people at a North Carolina mall, police said. Two men and a woman were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening after they were shot in the parking lot of the Eastridge...