Latest Juvenile crime News

New Mexico library killer sentenced to life in prison

Feb. 15, 2019 8:18 PM EST

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico teenager convicted of opening fire and killing two people at a public library will spend decades in prison before being eligible for parole under a sentence imposed Friday by a state district judge. Judge James Hudson made his decision after hearing emotional testimony...

3 indicted in slaying of 3-year-old boy on Ohio interstate

Feb. 15, 2019 2:57 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two men and a 17-year-old boy have been charged with firing shots at a car on Interstate 75 in Ohio that killed a 3-year-old as his family headed home from a Thanksgiving gathering last November. The Blade reports 20-year-old Andre White, of Detroit, 18-year-old K'veon Giles, of Toledo,...

Police: 4 charged in fight, shooting at Virginia mall

Feb. 15, 2019 2:03 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say four men have been charged in a shooting inside a downtown Norfolk mall, including one of the two people shot. Norfolk police said in a statement Friday that the shooting happened during a fight between two groups of people inside the MacArthur Center on Thursday...

Court to rule on trial of teen in Maryland locker-room rape

Feb. 15, 2019 8:14 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) — One of four Maryland teenagers charged as adults with rape in a Damascus High School locker-room attack is set to appear in court. The Washington Post reports a judge is expected to rule Friday on whether the case against the 15-year-old will be tried in adult court or sent to juvenile...

Police: Teen charged after gunshot at New Mexico high school

Feb. 14, 2019 7:52 PM EST

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A 16-year-old student suspected of opening fire inside a high school in suburban Albuquerque was charged Thursday with attempting to commit murder and carrying a deadly weapon on school grounds, police said. The shooting, in which no one was injured, came on the anniversary of the...

Louisiana teen cousin charged in 9-year-old's shooting death

Feb. 14, 2019 4:45 PM EST

HARVEY, La. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the head and killed Wednesday night when an 18-year-old cousin tried to get his gun away from the youngster, a Louisiana sheriff said. One bullet killed Marquis Thomas Jr., Jefferson Parish coroner's chief investigator Mark Bone said Thursday....

Florida rapper YNW Melly accused of killing 2 friends

Feb. 14, 2019 9:03 AM EST

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Police have charged Florida rapper YNW Melly with killing two of his close friends who were also rising rap stars, and trying to make it appear they died in a drive-by shooting. On Wednesday, Miramar police arrested 19-year-old YNW Melly, whose legal name is Jamell Demons, on...

Woman charged with tossing chairs from Canada high-rise

Feb. 13, 2019 11:53 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — A 19-year-old woman turned herself in to police on Wednesday to face charges for allegedly throwing two chairs off a 45th story balcony along a busy downtown Toronto street. The incident shown in an online video has sparked widespread outrage. Det. Todd Higo said Marcella Zoia turned herself...

Troopers: Teen arrested for taking control of Alaska flight

Feb. 11, 2019 9:23 AM EST

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he briefly took control of a small plane during a short commercial flight over western Alaska, authorities said. The teen was in the front passenger seat of the Piper Cherokee Six on a recent Yute Commuter Service flight from Napakiak to Bethel,...

Texas man charged with recruiting on behalf of terror group

Feb. 8, 2019 5:43 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities have charged an 18-year-old Texas man with recruiting fighters on behalf of a Pakistan-based terrorist organization. A criminal complaint filed in federal court in Fort Worth says Michael Kyle Sewell was charged Friday with conspiring to provide material support...