Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

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Judge Finds Ohio High School Football Players Guilty of Raping Girl, Chicago Tribune

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (Reuters) – Two high school football players from Ohio were found guilty on Sunday of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party last summer while she was in a drunken stupor in a case that gained national exposure through social media.

Ohio authorities also promised on Sunday to continue the investigation to determine if other crimes had been committed…

Lawyer Seeks Juvenile Court for Boy, 11, Accused in Woman’s Death,

Attorneys for a boy accused of killing his father’s pregnant girlfriend have asked a Pennsylvania court to overturn a lower court’s decision to try him as an adult.

Lourdes Rosado appealed the decision Tuesday on behalf of Jordan Brown, who is suspected in the death of Kenzie Marie Houk. Brown faces life in prison without parole.

Houk was eight months pregnant, and the child was also killed. Brown was 11 at at the time of the deaths.

His attorney has said Brown should be tried in juvenile court, pressing the Superior Court to review an earlier ruling that labeled his client a poor candidate for rehabilitation, which allows him to be tried as an adult…

Fifth-Grade Boys’ Plot to Kill a Classmate Thwarted,

Two fifth-grade boys armed with a stolen semi-automatic gun, ammunition clip and knife plotted to kill a classmate in Washington state but were thwarted when another student informed a school employee, authorities said Thursday.

The two boys, who told police they considered the girl rude and annoying, won’t be tried as adults and will be in court next Wednesday for a capacity hearing, said Tim Rasmussen, the Stevens County prosecuting attorney.

The two boys, ages 10 and 11, told authorities that they were also going to kill, or “get,” six more students at Fort Colville Elementary School in Colville, Washington, and even identified them from a class list provided by school employees, according to court documents…

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