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Judge delays edict on moving stabbing case to juvenile court

By GRETCHEN EHLKE
Associated Press

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge will issue a ruling in August on whether two Wisconsin girls should be moved to juvenile court in the stabbing of a friend they allegedly tried to kill to please a mythical horror character.

Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren heard testimony Wednesday in the case of one of the girls who is 13. Her 12-year-old friend is also charged in the stabbing of Payton Leutner last May at a Waukesha park and has a hearing next month on the juvenile court issue.

Bohren said he will rule after that hearing and make his decision public Aug. 10.

Both girls are in adult court now.

Defense attorney Maura McMahon told the judge that the 13-year-old has shown remorse and needs the therapy that the juvenile system could provide.

2 comments

  1. In our sorry excuse for a justice system the crime does not matter. A pile of corpses does not matter – just dead meat. All that matters:
    1. was the murderer confused that day (so-called mental)
    2. was the murderer not too smart (low IQ)
    3. was the murderer under 18 (17 isn’t old enough to know what you are doing)
    Any of those conditions and the taxpayers get sentenced to pay for you for as long as you live. The taxpayers don’t matter either.

  2. The judge should be requesting a mental health evaluation of the politicians who think anyone under the age of 16 should be tried as an adult.

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