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17-Year-Old Caught After Prison Break Does It Again

David Atkins, 17, slipped out of Baton Rouge detention facility on Saturday with another teen

(Newser) - Louisiana police have their hands full with a murder suspect, who has escaped youth jail there not once but twice this month. CBS News reports that two teens slipped out of the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Detention Center on Saturday night, though authorities aren't yet sure how. WAFB identifies...

Cops: Florida Boy, 11, Shot Two 13-Year-Olds

Witnesses said boy was being bullied at football practice

(Newser) - Two 13-year-old boys in Florida were hospitalized with gunshot wounds, and an 11-year-old boy was charged with attempted second-degree murder over a dispute that some witnesses said started with a bag of chips. Mike McKinley, the chief of police in the Orlando suburb of Apopka, says the 11-year-old ran to...

Cops: 10-Year-Old Skipped School to Rob Luxury Store

Boy is youngest member of gang that allegedly raided watch store in Hong Kong

(Newser) - A 10-year-old boy in Hong Kong is one of four people arrested over a robbery at a luxury watch store. Police say 20 watches worth a total of almost $500,000 in US dollars were stolen in the Monday robbery in Kowloon's Tsim Sha Tsui district, RTHK reports. A...

A Stolen Vehicle Crashed Into a Cop Car. Inside, a Surprise

The owner, a juvenile, fled the crash site and was later arrested; suspect never mentioned the cat

(Newser) - Connecticut police who found a kitten in a stolen car say they've located the animal's owner: a juvenile suspect who fled and was arrested after the car crashed. The Meriden Police Department said on its Facebook page Thursday that the gray-and-white male cat, believed to be about 7...

DC Is Seeing a Troubling Crime Trend, and It Involves Kids

11-year-old boy is charged in armed robberies, and he's not alone

(Newser) - Police in Washington, DC, arrested a suspect on Saturday in connection with three armed attempted robberies. Perhaps not so unusual. What seems unusual: The suspect is an 11-year-old boy, though the Washington Post reports that it's actually not so unusual, and is the latest in what appears to be...

Final Juvenile Suspect in Murder of 3 Teens Arrested

3 young suspects all now in custody

(Newser) - The final juvenile suspected in the murder of three other teens in Florida was arrested Saturday, the AP reports. US Marshals located the 16-year-old and took him into custody. He faces charges of carjacking with a firearm, aggravated assault, grand theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing or attempting to elude...

Juveniles Charged in Boy's Russian Roulette Death

12-year-old was found in abandoned house

(Newser) - A 12-year-old boy is dead after playing Russian roulette with peers in Jackson, Mississippi, police say. Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn identified the boy as Markell Noah, according to reports by Mississippi-based WLBT . He was reported missing before his body was found in an abandoned house. Police arrested two juveniles...

4 Juveniles Surrender After Deadly Attack on Man, 73

Two 14-year-olds have been charged in connection with Philadelphia attack

(Newser) - Police in Philadelphia say a 14-year-old girl has surrendered to authorities in connection with a disturbing attack that killed a 73-year-old man last month. A 14-year-old boy turned himself in on Monday and both suspects have been charged with third-degree murder and conspiracy, 6ABC reports. Police say James Lambert was...

Brothers, 11 and 14, Accused of Stealing 22 Guns

They were arrested after Florida burgary

(Newser) - Police in Cape Coral, Florida, say a 14-year-old boy broke into a gun shop and stole 22 guns with an even younger accomplice—his 11-year-old brother. Cape Coral Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Julie Green says the boys were arrested after they broke into the Guns 4 Less store and ransacked...

Suspect in Lily Peters Murder Is a 14-Year-Old

Police say the suspect's 'intention was to rape and kill the victim from the get-go'

(Newser) - More details are emerging about the juvenile suspect who was arrested Tuesday in Chippewa Falls, Wis., in the murder of Iliana "Lily" Peters. Chief among them, that he is 14, and that he has been charged in adult court with first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree sexual assault, and first-degree sexual...

'This 11-Year-Old Is a Prolific Carjacker in Our City'

A look at the carjacking surge and the tweens and teens behind many of them

(Newser) - "Unfortunately, this 11-year-old has been arrested before, and he is considered a prolific carjacker in our city," said Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown in a press conference last November, per ABC Chicago . In Washington, DC, a pair of 14-year-old girls were c onvicted of murdering a 66-year-old UberEats...

After Teacher's Murder, Social Media Posts Lead to 2 Teens

Students will be tried as adults for 'unspeakable' killing of Nohema Graber in Iowa

(Newser) - Nohema Graber, a high school Spanish teacher in Fairfield, Iowa, was known to spend her afternoons in a community park. And it's where she spent her final moments Tuesday before two 16-year-old students at Fairfield High School, where she taught, killed her, according to police. The body of the...

3 Teens to Be Charged as Adults in Classmate's Brutal Slaying

Florida's Dwight 'DJ' Grant was beaten, stabbed over 31 minutes

(Newser) - Three teenagers in Florida will be charged as adults in the murder of a classmate, who was ambushed at his apartment building. Dwight "DJ" Grant, an 18-year-old senior at Miramar High School, was found dead in bushes outside the building in Miramar on Oct. 19. A little more than...

Marine Vet Stops Armed Robbery in About a Second
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Marine Vet Stops Armed Robbery in About a Second

'Marine Corps taught me not to [mess] around,' says James Kilcer

(Newser) - As he turned to leave a gas station convenience store, James Kilcer saw a handgun pointed in his direction. He didn't hesitate. Within about a second, the 32-year-old Marine veteran reached out, disarmed the masked individual who'd just walked in, and pushed him toward the floor, per USA ...

Teen on Joyride Allegedly Killed Runner, Then Laughed About It

15-year-old charged in juvenile court with felony murder of Greg Moore

(Newser) - A 15-year-old girl took her godmother's vehicle out for a joyride without permission, then decided to "scare" a runner by hitting and ultimately killing him, according to prosecutors in Washington state, who've filed criminal charges of second-degree felony murder and felony hit-and-run. Charging documents allege the 15-year-old...

School Slaying Suspect, 13, to Be Held Until Trial

The victim was protecting another student from bullying, police say

(Newser) - A 13-year-old New Mexico boy accused of shooting and killing a classmate in Albuquerque will remain in custody pending trial. A Children's Court judge agreed with prosecutors during a virtual hearing Tuesday and ordered the boy to remain at the Bernalillo County Youth Services Center, the AP reports. The...

The Arrest of a 7-Year-Old for Rape Raises a Big Question

What's the right minimum age to charge a child as a juvenile delinquent?

(Newser) - In New York state, children as young as 7 can be arrested and charged as juvenile delinquents in family court. But is that age too young? It's a question being asked in the state, one that was amplified by the March 23 arrest of a 7-year-old in Brasher Falls,...

He Survived 18 Years in Solitary Confinement
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He Survived 18 Years in Solitary Confinement

Ian Manuel pleads for end to juvenile solitary confinement

(Newser) - Ian Manuel had just finished seventh grade when he shot a woman in the face during a robbery. It was "the act of a 13-year-old in crisis," Manuel writes in a New York Times op-ed, adding that the "cruel and unusual punishment" that followed did not fit...

Cops: Girl Killed Older Sister While Parents Slept

14-year-old charged with homicide

(Newser) - Authorities in Pennsylvania say they're still trying to figure out the motive for a rare sororicide involving teen sisters. According to the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office, 14-year-old Claire Miller called 911 around 1am Monday and told dispatchers she had killed her sister, Lancaster Online reports. Court papers...

Sheriff Issues Plea to Parents After Girl Stabbed in Walmart

12-year-old is among 4 girls charged in Louisiana killing

(Newser) - After a 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death in a Walmart in Louisiana Saturday night, the local sheriff issued a heartfelt plea for parents to help stop the frightening rise in youth violence. "This is not something we can police our way out of," said Calcasieu Parish Sheriff...

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