Accused Pa. Killer, 11, Moves to Juvie

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2009 11:54 AM CST
Eleven-year-old accused killer Jordan Brown
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(Newser) – Jordan Brown, the 11-year-old Pennsylvania boy charged with murdering his father’s pregnant girlfriend, has been moved from county jail to a nearby juvenile facility, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Officials had said the jail wasn’t appropriate for the young suspect, and a judge OK’d the transfer yesterday. “I know he is considered an adult under the law, but he is an 11-year-old,” the DA said.

Meanwhile, Brown’s lawyer argued that the boy should be released pending further legal action; he has a bail hearing on Monday. His lawyer said the child does not have access to money or transportation, and strong ties to the community, and is thus not a flight risk. Furthermore, “proof of a minor child's guilt is not evident,” he said, and “the presumption of guilt is not great.”

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