Teens to be charged as ju­ve­niles

The Covington News - - CRIME & COURTS -

AU­GUSTA — A pros­e­cu­tor says the case against two teenagers ac­cused of throw­ing a metal tent pole at their fa­ther’s head and fa­tally in­jur­ing him will be turned over to ju­ve­nile court.

Au­thor­i­ties had said ear­lier the two could be charged with mur­der. But Dis­trict At­tor­ney Danny Craig says in­stead the two will be charged as ju­ve­niles. If found guilty, they could be sent to a youth camp for up to five years.

Rich­mond County Coro­ner Grover Tuten said 39-year-old Troy Pow­ell Se­nior of Au­gusta died Mon­day at the Med­i­cal Col­lege of Ge­or­gia Hospi­tal. He had been un­der­go­ing treat­ment there since he was hit on Oc­to­ber 23.

Sher­iff’s In­ves­ti­ga­tor Tom John­son says the 15- and 16year-old sons got into a con­fronta­tion with Pow­ell over his drink­ing and drug use. John­son says when the fa­ther at­tempted to drive away, the older son threw the pole through the open win­dow of his fa­ther’s ve­hi­cle, hit­ting him in the head.

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