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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Ind. Courts - "14-year-old killer tried as adult to receive hearing that could send case back to juvenile courts"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 19, 2012 on "What life is like for a 14-year-old killer tried as an adult in Indiana," along with earlier linked stories, Robert King of the Indianapolis Star reports today:

A boy believed to be the youngest person in Indiana sentenced to prison as an adult will receive a hearing next month that could send his case back to juvenile courts and potentially shorten his stay in jail.

Paul Henry Gingerich was 12 years old when in 2010 he was sentenced as an adult to 25 years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder. His attorney, Monica Foster, says Gingerich wasn’t competent to stand trial as an adult because of his young age. She also contends that the four days his attorneys were given to prepare arguments that the case should stay in the juvenile courts was inadequate.

The Indiana Court of Appeals announced Tuesday that it would listen to oral arguments from the case on Oct. 30.

The Star story includes a link to reporter King's well-worth-reading earlier story, originally published Sunday, February 26, 2012.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 6, 2012 10:56 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts