Teen charged with killing brother to have com­pe­tency tests

Journal Pioneer - - WORLD -

RAVENNA, Ohio - A 13-year-old Ohio boy charged in Ju­ve­nile Court in the shoot­ing death of his 11-year-old brother will be eval­u­ated to de­ter­mine if he’s com­pe­tent to stand trial. The Record-Courier re­ports a judge in north­east Ohio’s Portage County said Mon­day the teen’s trial could be­gin as early as Au­gust. He’s charged with ag­gra­vated mur­der for killing his brother at their fam­ily’s Streets­boro home in April us­ing a hand­gun stolen from their grand­fa­ther. Po­lice have said the shoot­ing was pre­med­i­tated. The teen was eval­u­ated at a be­havioural health cen­tre four days be­fore the shoot­ing after ex­press­ing a de­sire to hurt him­self. A jury must hear the case be­cause the teen could be or­dered to spend some of his sen­tence in adult prison if the judge clas­si­fies him as a se­ri­ous youth­ful of­fender.

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