Fourteen-year-old Ohio boy tired as adult

Aug. 14, 2004 at 11:20 AM
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CINCINNATI, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A 14-year-old Cincinnati boy, accused of killing two men, will be tried as an adult, a Hamilton County Juvenile Court judge ruled.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Saturday David Harris is believed to be the youngest child moved from juvenile to adult court in Hamilton County. He will be held in the county's adult jail as he awaits trial.

Harris, arrested in May, is charged with aggravated murder and two charges of aggravated robbery in the deaths of 27-year-old George Vance and 20-year-old David Hutchinson, who was killed four days later.

Fourteen is the youngest age a juvenile can be tried as an adult in Ohio, but a judge must determine if the child could be rehabilitated in the juvenile system and how the public is best protected.

If convicted, Harris could be face 20 years minimum on each charge.

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