Hearing for 12-year-old Accused of Killing Girl

9 years 11 months 2 weeks ago July 11, 2007 Jul 11, 2007 Wednesday, July 11 2007 Wednesday, July 11, 2007 6:39:44 AM CDT in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 12-year-old St. Louis boy faces a detention hearing today in the fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old neighbor. Alexus Purtty was killed Thursday night in a fight outside her home on the city's north side. The boy remains in juvenile custody on a charge of second-degree murder under the juvenile code. But prosecutors are considering charging him as an adult. If that happens, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports he would become the youngest suspect in the St. Louis area to stand trial as an adult for murder.

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