Beyond Scared Straight -Juvenile Justice Reform: Authorities seek to try Stow student as an adult in Craigslist murder

Via Scoop.itJuvenile Defendants

CALDWELL — Noble County authorities are seeking to have a 16-year-old Stow-Munroe Falls High School juvenile tried as an adult for his alleged role in the shooting of a South Carolina man on Nov. 6 and the killing of a Florida man found buried last week in a shallow, hand-dug grave in a remote area of the county. The men were reportedly lured to Noble County by a job listing on Craigslist. Documents filed with the Noble County Juvenile Court seek to have “the alleged delinquent juvenile be tried as an adult.” Record Publishing Co.’s Weekly Division typically does not name juveniles charged with crimes. The juvenile is charged with one count each of attempted murder, a first-degree felony offense if committed by an adult, and complicity to attempted murder, a similar first-degree felony offense, based on a documents filed by Noble County Prosecutor Clifford Sickler. Based on the charges, Juvenile Court Judge John W. Nau issued an arrest warrant for the teen. He is reportedly incarcerated in a Zanesville juvenile detention facility. Authorities said the juvenile and his family have been advised of their rights. Charges are also reportedly pending against a 52-year-old Akron man. A suspect in both shooting incidents, he is reportedly being held in the Summit County jail on a $1 million bond. Nau also issued a gag order in the case Nov. 17 based on a request by Caldwell attorney Jack Blakeslee, legal counsel for the juvenile.

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