Saturday, July 18, 2015

15-Year Old Charge With Murdered Of 12-Year-Old

A 15-year old boy was arrested and charge with the murder of 12-year-old Kailey Vijil. In West Valley City, Utah. She was lured from her house at midnight by the 15-year-old and lured to a field, where she died from blunt force trauma. Police have been reporting that  the 15-year-old had ask other kids in the neighborhood to come out and play with him but they declined to do so.  

The 15-year-old can be charged as an adult under Utah law. In order to be charge has an adult.  There is a process that the court needs to follow. Since the teen is a juvenile, a juvenile court judge has to evaluate a number of factors such has the teen criminal history, family history,and likelihood of rehabilitation. The decision is left up to the judge. If the teen is place in the juvenile system, he could only be detained until 21,convicted. If the judge tries the teen as an adult, he could get life imprisonment.

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