SLEAZE SUMMIT TEEN MURDER SUSPECTS WILL BE TRIED AS ADULTS IN TANYA CHAMBERLIN CAR WASH SLAUGHTER!!!
In a murder case that shocked the metro and beyond, the young suspects accused of a horrific ambush stabbing aren't earning any sympathy from Jackson County Prosecutors.
The teens were 13 & 14 years-old at the time of the crime but that's not preventing grown up allegations against the pair after police reports that the duo drove around with their alleged victim's corpse after killing her with a pocket knife made international headlines.
Here's the latest . . .
Fox4: Second juvenile charged as an adult, accused in killing of Tanya Chamberlain in Lee’s Summit
KMBC: Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Joshua Trigg, 15, is charged with first-degree murder, robbery and armed criminal action.
While DNA evidence reportedly links both suspects to the crime scene along with a litany of other factors, like it or not, the young age of the defendants will most likely be part of their defense.
NYT further reading: The Race Factor in Trying Juveniles as Adults
Earlier in the proceedings, talk of sexual molestation faced by one of the defendants stalled the decision on their competency to stand trial as adults.
Interestingly, as Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker faces an uncontested election she seems to be noticiably stepping her slate of hard charges in high-profile cases as of late.
You decide . . .