D.A. -16 Year-Old Beating Suspect Should Be Tried As An Adult

January 22, 2013
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The Crawford County District Attorney’s office wants the older of two suspects in a brutal New Years Eve beating to be tried as an adult.

Charges were filed last week against two teenage boys — ages 16 and 15.  The pair is accused in the beating of a 34 year-old man outside a Meadville pharmacy complex at about 3:00 AM on January 1.  The victim was taken to a hospital in Erie.

District Attorney Francis Schultz wants the 16 year-old tried as an adult because of his alleged history of delinquency, the “severity of the charges,” and the extent of the victim’s injuries.  A hearing is pending on the court motion.

Meanwhile, the younger suspect’s case is still being handled by Crawford County Juvenile Court.

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