FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge has ruled a 16-year-old boy arrested in the death of a 14-year-old girl whose body was found in a North Texas landfill will be tried as an adult.
The decision came after a nearly four-hour court hearing Wednesday in Fort Worth.READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Wanders Into Backyard, Drowns In Pool
Frank Alder, the teenager’s attorney, told state District Judge Tim Menikos the teen would be held more accountable in a juvenile facility if he was found guilty.
Police in Bedford allege the teen used a hammer to kill Kaytlynn Cargill.READ MORE: Texas Lawmakers Debating Redistricting As Third Special Session Begins At State Capitol
She had been reported missing in June after she didn’t return to her Bedford home from walking her dog. A waste collection worker found her body two days later in an Arlington landfill.
Police found in the boy’s possession a hammer with blood on it.MORE NEWS: A Closer Look At 4 Drugs Used To Treat COVID-19; What Really Works?
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