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Indiana Juvenile Law Change Nixed Despite School Shooting - Criminal Justice News

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

From WFYI:

An effort to change Indiana law so that children as young as 12 could face attempted murder charges in adult court has failed in the state Legislature.

The push came after prosecutors couldn't seek adult charges against the 13-year-old boy who wounded a classmate and teacher at a suburban Indianapolis middle school because no one died in the May 25 shooting. Fourteen is the current minimum age for possible adult charges in attempted murder cases.

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