Latest Juvenile crime News

Iowa man, 19, gets 100-year sentence for 8-month-old's death

Nov. 10, 2019 5:41 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 19-year-old Iowa man has been sentenced to up to 100 years in prison for the death of his 8-month-old daughter after he pleaded guilty to several charges. The Des Moines Register reports that Jayden Straight pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder and several related charges...

2 teens arrested after fleeing from police in stolen car

Nov. 10, 2019 3:13 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts teens have been arrested for stealing a car and taking police on a dangerous car chase. Police in Worcester say the two 17-year old males were driving a car without headlights on Saturday evening when an officer spotted them. After running the license plate, the...

3 teens accused of vandalizing Sunnyslope High in Phoenix

Nov. 10, 2019 2:45 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say three teenagers have been arrested and accused of vandalizing several classrooms at Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix. They say the boys broke into the school between Oct. 25 and 29. Police say school's locker room and gymnasium also were damaged and the teens allegedly broke...

Girl, 14, charged in beating death of animal rescuer

Nov. 10, 2019 1:26 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old girl has been charged with murder in the beating death of a well-known animal rescuer in his Philadelphia home. Court documents indicate the teenager is also charged with robbery, evidence tampering and other counts in the Nov. 4 death of 59-year-old Albert...

Illinois court permits detaining preteenagers

Nov. 10, 2019 1:06 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Calling "backward" the United States treatment of juveniles, Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli said she plans to ask the Illinois Supreme Court to reverse an Illinois Appellate Court decision last week that permits holding preteenagers in custody. Campanelli's office represented a...

Juvenile arrested in fatal shooting of man in Stillwater

Nov. 10, 2019 12:06 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Police say a juvenile has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man in in Stillwater. Stillwater police say in a news release that officers responding to reports of an assault found the man inside a home. Police say the man was taken to a Stillwater hospital where he later died....

Texas man charged with threatening family of suicide victim

Nov. 8, 2019 5:21 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Texas man who allegedly had an online relationship with a 16-year-old Virginia girl has been charged with cyberstalking and threatening the girl's family following her suicide. Adrian Raul O'Dell, of Odessa, was arrested this week in Texas. Prosecutors said O'Dell, now 19,...

Mississippi police: Teen mom fractured slain son's skull

Nov. 8, 2019 8:16 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Police in Mississippi say a teenage mother charged with killing her 3-month-old son is accused of fracturing his skull and leg. The Biloxi Sun-Herald reports the investigation has revealed the child also had brain bleeding and severe hemorrhaging when he was admitted to a Gulfport...

2 men arrested in drive-by BB shootings around Phoenix

Nov. 7, 2019 11:39 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say two men have been arrested for shooting pellet and BB guns at vehicles, homes and businesses around the Phoenix metropolitan area, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage. Phoenix police say officers Tuesday arrested 19-year-old Justin Krause and 18-year-old Jeremy Watson on...

Student charged with assault in Bloomington school stabbing

Nov. 7, 2019 5:31 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A 16-year-old student at Bloomington Jefferson High School is charged with second-degree assault for stabbing another student multiple times. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says a juvenile petition alleges the girl stabbed another female student six times during a fight at...