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Murder charges for Ohio school shooting suspectupdated: Tue Jun 05 2012 15:53:00

About a week after an Ohio judge ruled that he could be tried as an adult, T.J. Lane, 17, was indicted in the shooting deaths of three classmates at Chardon High School.

Ohio school shooting suspect to be tried as an adultupdated: Thu May 24 2012 15:15:00

The teenager charged with killing three classmates at his Ohio school and wounding three more will be tried as an adult, a judge ruled Thursday.

Court: Trial for Penn. boy accused of killing his dad's girlfriend to be closedupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 17:53:00

A Pennsylvania court has ordered that the juvenile trial of Jordan Brown -- a boy accused of killing his father's pregnant girlfriend three years ago -- be closed, despite a push by several newspapers to allow public access.

California boy, 10, in custody after being charged with another child's murderupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 18:32:00

A 10-year-old Southern California boy is in a juvenile detention center after denying in court Thursday a charge that he murdered another child, authorities said.

Report calls for sharply reducing juvenile incarcerationupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 01:19:00

Locking juvenile offenders behind bars is costly and largely ineffective, according to a report released Tuesday by an advocacy group that favors alternatives to youth detention.

Police: Student followed through on plan, killed principal in Memphisupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 05:36:00

A teenage student is facing a first-degree murder charge, with police saying that he followed through on a plan to kill the principal of his small private school in Memphis, Tennessee.

Did student kill his principal?updated: Fri Aug 12 2011 05:36:00

Memphis police say 17-year-old Eduardo Marmolejo followed through on his plan to kill his high school principal.

14-year-old suspected hit man on trial in Mexicoupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 21:39:00

The trial is being held under strict security measures.

Teens get probation for bullyingupdated: Thu May 05 2011 23:07:00

Two teens are sentenced to probation for bullying 15-year-old Phoebe Prince. HLN's Vinnie Politan reports.

3 more pleas, no jail time in Massachusetts bullying caseupdated: Thu May 05 2011 23:07:00

Three more teenagers admitted Thursday that they took part in bullying a 15-year-old schoolmate who subsequently committed suicide, a Massachusetts prosecutor said. But, as was the case the day before with two other teens involved in the hazing of Phoebe Prince, the more serious charges were dismissed and none of them will serve jail time.

3 men charged in 4-decade-old Massachusetts murder mysteryupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 21:38:00

Three men have been charged with the murder of a 15-year-old boy, potentially bringing a close to a murder mystery more than four decades old, a Massachusetts prosecutor said Friday.

Colorado boy charged with murder in parents' slayingsupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 15:30:00

Colorado prosecutors have charged a 12-year-old boy with murder and aggravated assault in the shootings that left his parents dead and two siblings wounded, the district attorney's office said Tuesday.

Court overturns ruling to try 12-year-old as adult on murder chargeupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 21:24:00

A three-judge panel has reversed a lower court's ruling to try a 12-year-old murder suspect as an adult.

Florida teen to be tried as adult in parents' deathsupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 15:53:00

A 14-year-old Florida teen accused of gunning down his parents faces manslaughter charges and will be tried as an adult, the Collier County State Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

Taxpayers' gain, public workers' painupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 09:10:00

The New York Times reported this weekend on the story of the juvenile detention center in Wisconsin's rural Manitowoc County, on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Lawyer seeks juvenile court for boy, 11, accused in woman's deathupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 21:06:00

Attorneys for a boy accused of killing his father's pregnant girlfriend have asked a Pennsylvania court to overturn a lower court's decision to try him as an adult.

At least 16 people dead in El Salvador juvenile facility fireupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 13:19:00

At least 16 people died and another 22 were injured Wednesday in a fire at a juvenile detention center in El Salvador, said Mauricio Ramirez Landaverde, the interim chief for the national civil police force.

Son seeks redemption, not retribution for suspects in father's slayingupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 06:06:00

The son of an 81-year-old man who was fatally beaten Sunday after attending his granddaughter's wedding in Lynchburg, Virginia, said he holds no animosity toward the three teenagers who are being held as suspects.

Teens beat grandpa to impress girls?updated: Fri Sep 10 2010 06:06:00

A son remembers his 81-year-old dad who cops say was beaten to death by three teens. HLN's Vinnie Politan reports.

Killer, 13, sent to juvenile detention until age 21updated: Thu Jun 17 2010 16:07:00

A Michigan judge ordered a 13-year-old boy convicted of murdering a woman during a robbery to remain in juvenile detention until he turns 21.

Commentary: Lock up teen criminals?updated: Fri Apr 09 2010 15:35:00

Ten years ago, teen Daniel Giddings shot a man during an attempted robbery and was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison.

People.com: Teens Headed to Court in Phoebe Prince Bullying Deathupdated: Sun Apr 04 2010 12:46:00

The 15-year-old Massachusetts girl hung herself after allegedly being harassed by jealous classmates

Prosecutor: 9 teens charged in bullying that led to girl's suicideupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 09:53:00

Nine Massachusetts teenagers have been charged with involvement in a months-long campaign of bullying that led to the suicide in January of a 15-year-old girl, a prosecutor said Monday.

Judge: Boy, 12, will be tried as adult in double homicideupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 15:22:00

A judge in Pennsylvania has denied a request from a 12-year-old homicide suspect to have his case transferred to juvenile court.

Boy, 12, faces grown up murder chargesupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 11:32:00

On a chilly morning in February 2009, state police found 26-year-old Kenzie Houk in her bed with a bullet though her head. She was eight months pregnant.

Boy, 12, charged with murderupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 11:32:00

A 12-year-old could be tried on charges of murdering his father's pregnant fiancee. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.

Kids should never be tried as adultsupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 08:32:00

About 20 years ago, 9-year-old Cameron Kocher fired a rifle out of a window of his home in upstate Pennsylvania and hit his 7-year-old neighbor, who was riding on a snowmobile, and killed her.

States rethink 'adult time for adult crime'updated: Fri Jan 15 2010 07:37:00

A year ago, Maydellyn Lamourt watched her 16-year-old son's dreams fall apart.

Survey: More than 1 in 10 youth inmates say they were sexually abusedupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 16:32:00

More than one in 10 juvenile detainees in major U.S. facilities say they experienced some form of sexual abuse or sexual victimization while in detention, according to a report Thursday by the Department of Justice.

Teen set on fire has flashbacksupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 09:12:00

The parents of a teen who was set on fire says their son relives the incident. WFOR's Shannon Hori reports.

Florida teens accused of burning boy plead not guiltyupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 09:12:00

Three teens accused of setting a 15-year-old friend on fire pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of attempted murder, a public defender for one of the boys said.

Burned Florida teen having skin graft surgeryupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 14:32:00

A Florida teenager attacked and set on fire last month, allegedly by five teenage friends, was undergoing skin graft surgery Friday, the first procedure in his recovery, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Teen's burns called horrificupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 09:42:00

Three boys charged with setting a friend on fire will be tried as adults. John Zarrella reports.

Dive in pool saved burned teen's life, paramedic saysupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 09:42:00

It's a call that no firefighter ever wants to have to answer.

No bond for 3 teens charged as adults in burning of 15-year-oldupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 17:55:00

Three teens accused of setting a 15-year-old friend ablaze were held without bond Tuesday on adult charges of attempted murder.

Justices debate life sentences for juvenilesupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 18:50:00

The Supreme Court wrestled in often emotional terms Monday over whether sentencing juvenile criminals to life in prison without parole is "cruel and unusual" punishment, especially when their crime is not murder.

Two cases may change the way teens are punishedupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 10:50:00

Sixty miles and the twin tragedies of young lives lost to violence link this industrial hub to the tough streets of North Philadelphia.

Boy, 14, charged as adult in clothes-dryer murder of 4-year-oldupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 22:51:00

A 14-year-old suspect in the murder of a 4-year-old boy found drowned and then stuffed into a clothes dryer in Mendota, California, has been charged as an adult, authorities said Tuesday.

Voices from Shenandoahupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 11:27:00

Residents of one small town speak out about a crime and its racial overtones.

Killing puts focus on crimes against Latinosupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 11:27:00

Crystal Dillman says she will never understand why a group of teenage boys beat her fiancé to death.

Parents of Christian convert deny threat allegationsupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 23:14:00

The parents of an Ohio teenager who claims her father threatened to kill her because she converted from Islam to Christianity denied Thursday all allegations against them.

Teen offenders find a future in Missouriupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 10:19:00

Getting arrested for stealing cars after his 16th birthday may be the best thing that ever happened to Terrence Barkley.

Federal report details abuse at New York juvenile centersupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 16:13:00

A new federal report says employees at four New York state juvenile residential centers have been responsible for abuse resulting in concussions, broken bones and even one death.

4 teens charged as adults in locker room sexual assault caseupdated: Thu Jun 04 2009 18:36:00

Four teenage boys in Tampa, Florida, were charged as adults Wednesday on allegations of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy.

Iran moves to reduce number of executionsupdated: Sun May 10 2009 06:23:00

Iran wants to reduce the number of "unnecessary executions" it carries out, a spokesman for the Islamic republic's judiciary said.

Mumbai attack suspect 'lying about age'updated: Tue Apr 28 2009 21:32:00

Medical tests show that the lone surviving suspect in last year's Mumbai terrorist attacks is not a juvenile so should be tried as an adult, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Suit claims abuse, filth at juvenile detention centerupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 13:26:00

Juveniles held in a Mississippi detention center are subject to "horrific physical and mental abuse" at an insect-ridden, filthy facility, alleges a federal lawsuit filed Monday.

Pennsylvania rocked by 'jailing kids for cash' scandalupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 10:15:00

At a friend's sleepover more than a year ago, 14-year-old Phillip Swartley pocketed change from unlocked vehicles in the neighborhood to buy chips and soft drinks. The cops caught him.

Judges get $2.6M in kickbacksupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 10:15:00

Two judges plead guilty to taking cash in exchange for sending more kids to juvenile detention centers.

Pennsylvania teen charged with plotting to kill school enemiesupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 22:19:00

A Pennsylvania teen has been charged as an adult for allegedly planning to kill classmates he did not like before turning the gun on himself in a high school shooting spree, a Pennsylvania prosecutor said Tuesday.

Shooting 'not a random act'updated: Thu Aug 21 2008 20:50:00

A student died today after being shot at Central High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, police said.

Time.com: 1 Dead in Tenn. School Shootingupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 12:00:00

A student fatally shot a 15-year-old classmate during a dispute Thursday at a Knoxville high school, police said, as other teenagers watched in horror after a shooting in a Knoxville, Tenn. high school cafeteria

Time.com: Report: Purge Calif. Juvenile Prisonsupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 09:00:00

A state watchdog commission has recommended that California phase out its antiquated juvenile prisons by 2011

Teen inmate tried suicideupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 17:22:00

An interview with a Mississippi teen who tried to kill herself as a cry for help while in juvenile detention.

Sex abuse, violence alleged at teen jails across U.S.updated: Fri Apr 04 2008 17:22:00

Girls as young as 13 say they were shackled for weeks at a time in Mississippi.

Teen was shackled all dayupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 17:22:00

A Mississippi teenager describes what she was forced to do in shackles during her time in jail.

Alleged third-grader plotupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 18:17:00

CNN's Sunny Hostin looks at the legal ramifications of an alleged plot to harm a third-grade teacher.

'Jena 6' teen agrees to plea dealupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 18:22:00

Mychal Bell, the 17-year-old black teenager whose arrest and detention led to the "Jena 6" protests, has agreed to a plea deal that could lead to his release by June, his lawyer said Monday.

Girl says boys raped herupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 12:59:00

An 11-year-old Georgia girl and her mother allege that 3 young boys raped her near their apartment. Affiliate WGCL reports.

Judge won't drop charges against 'Jena 6' defendantupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 18:01:00

A juvenile court judge Thursday denied a defense request to drop charges against one of six black students accused in the beating of a white student, according to a source inside the courtroom.

Charges against Jena 6 defendant reducedupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 13:09:00

Charges against Bryant Purvis, one of the six black students accused of being involved in beating a white student, were reduced to second degree aggravated battery during his arraignment Wednesday morning.

Time.com: Will a Child Be Charged in the Fires? updated: Tue Nov 06 2007 11:00:00

The suspect behind one of California's wildfires is a 10-year-old. Now the state must decide if it will punish him

Time.com: What's Wrong With Florida's Prisons?updated: Wed Oct 17 2007 05:00:00

The acquittal of seven guards and a nurse charged in the death of a teenage boot-camp inmate has renewed calls for reform of the state's troubled corrections system

Mychal Bell of 'Jena 6' ordered to juvenile facilityupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 21:13:00

A black Louisiana teenager at the center of the racially charged "Jena 6" case was ordered Thursday to spend 18 months in a juvenile facility, after a judge ruled he had violated his probation for earlier juvenile convictions, a source with knowledge of the court proceedings said.

Streets of 'Killadelphia'updated: Fri Oct 12 2007 17:38:00

Someone gets killed on the mean streets of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, almost everyday. CNN's David Mattingly reports

'Anything goes' on Philly streets, teen saysupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 17:38:00

On the streets of Philadelphia's toughest neighborhoods, just trying to get ahead can get you killed.

Time.com: Judge Returns 'Jena 6' Teen to Jailupdated: Fri Oct 12 2007 10:00:00

A judge ordered a black teenager back to jail, deciding the fight that put him in the national spotlight violated terms of his probation for a previous conviction

Town torn over 'confession' by accused killer arsonist, 10updated: Tue Oct 02 2007 09:52:00

A 10-year-old boy charged with arson and murder in the deaths of his mother and four others was released to the custody of his grandmother Monday in a case that has shocked and divided a small Ohio town.

Boy accused of arson, murderupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 09:52:00

A 10-year-old Ohio boy is facing criminal charges in the deaths of his mother and four others. Affiliate WHIO reports.

'Jena 6' suspect free on bailupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 22:05:00

Mychal Bell, the last of the "Jena 6" suspects behind bars, is released on bail.

Mychal Bell of 'Jena 6' released on bailupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 22:05:00

Mychal Bell, a black teenager accused of beating a white classmate and who was the last of the "Jena 6" behind bars, was released from custody Thursday after a juvenile court judge set his bail at $45,000.

'Jena 6' teen's case to be heard in juvenile court, governor saysupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 21:13:00

The case of Mychal Bell, a black teenager accused of beating a white classmate in Jena, Louisiana, will be heard in juvenile court, Louisiana's governor announced Wednesday.

Court rules 'Jena 6' defendant to stay behind bars updated: Sat Sep 22 2007 23:06:00

Mychal Bell, the sole defendant who remains behind bars from the group of teens known as the "Jena 6," will not be released Friday, a court decided.

Court: It's 'premature' to consider motion to release Jena 6 defendantupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 19:07:00

A Louisiana appeals court ruled it was too early to consider a motion to release a black teenager who allegedly took part in beating up a white classmate in Jena, Louisiana, last year.

Jena 6 conviction overturnedupdated: Sat Sep 15 2007 01:49:00

CNN's Susan Roesgen reports a judge throws out the conviction of one of the Jena 6, but he may still be charged in juvenile court.

Louisiana judge tosses conviction against teen tried as adultupdated: Sat Sep 15 2007 01:49:00

A Louisiana appeals court Friday vacated the remaining conviction of a teenager accused in a violent, racially charged incident in Jena, Louisiana, his attorney said.

Boot camp teen's parents: 'It's a good day'updated: Tue Nov 28 2006 11:52:00

Eight former employees of the Bay County Sheriff's Office were charged Tuesday with aggravated manslaughter in the death of a 14-year-old at a Florida boot camp for juvenile offenders.

Teen slaying suspect's mom is freedupdated: Fri Oct 28 2005 20:07:00

The mother of a 16-year-old accused of killing a high-profile attorney's wife was released from custody Friday after accessory-to-murder charges against her were dropped, the prosecutor told CNN.

Teen pushes change in youth sex offender lawsupdated: Thu Jun 09 2005 19:42:00

A teenage girl who was abused as a child and convinced Wisconsin lawmakers to make public the records of juvenile sex offenders, urged Congress Thursday to create similar federal regulation.

Youth pleads not guilty in baseball bat killingupdated: Mon May 02 2005 17:06:00

A 13-year-old California boy pleaded not guilty to murder charges Monday in the killing of a friend with a baseball bat after a youth league game last month.

Town shocked by teen's baseball bat slayingupdated: Thu Apr 14 2005 22:53:00

A 13-year-old boy accused of fatally striking a 15-year-old friend with a bat after a youth baseball game was charged Thursday as a juvenile with murder, authorities said.

United reserves jailed after raceupdated: Thu Mar 03 2005 13:37:00

Two young Manchester United players, who injured two people during a high-speed road race, have been jailed.

Nancy Grace: Fix flaws in juvenile justice systemupdated: Fri Feb 18 2005 12:21:00

This week in America's courtrooms we have seen tragedy all around. I'm not referring to Michael Jackson's flulike symptoms that brought jury selection to a halt or to Robert Blake's crying jag in front of the jury.

Defense doctor: Zoloft could have led youth to killupdated: Fri Feb 04 2005 16:07:00

A psychiatrist testified Friday that he believes the antidepressant drug Zoloft could have prompted a boy to kill his grandparents three years ago.

Girls charged over sickening cakeupdated: Thu Nov 18 2004 21:04:00

Two suburban Atlanta schoolgirls accused of using a poisoned cake to sicken more than a dozen classmates are scheduled to appear before a juvenile court judge on assault charges Friday.

Boys, ages 11 and 12, face sex chargesupdated: Thu Feb 05 2004 17:55:00

Two South Florida boys are charged with the sexual battery of a 10-year-old girl at an elementary school, local sheriff's officials said.

Nurses indicted in death of teen at Florida facilityupdated: Wed Jan 28 2004 10:18:00

Singling out the actions of two nurses as "outrageous," a Florida grand jury indicted two women on manslaughter and third-degree murder charges, finding the two women ignored calls from a dying teen for medical aid at a residential detention facility.

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