Juvenile Law Gets Early Test: 16-Year-Old Charged in Killing Expected to Get Adult Treatment
Lacharite, Gretchen, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Two days after a Virginia law that cracks down on juvenile offenders went into effect, a Fairfax County teen-ager was killed and another teen stands accused of fatally stabbing him.
In the wake of Virginia's strongest juvenile justice law to date, Jimmy Hernandez, 16, of Alexandria was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Romulo Eric Ardila, also 16, outside George Washington Middle School in Alexandria Wednesday.
The case may be the first in Virginia to test the law passed this year by the General Assembly that mandates that the most serious offenses - including capital, first- and second-degree murder and aggravated malicious wounding - be tried in …
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Publication information: Article title: Juvenile Law Gets Early Test: 16-Year-Old Charged in Killing Expected to Get Adult Treatment. Contributors: Lacharite, Gretchen - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: July 9, 1996. Page number: 3. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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