A judge in western Wisconsin will begin the process to decide if the now-15-year-old boy accused of killing then assaulting a 10-year-old girl last year will be tried as an adult.
There is a hearing today in Chippewa County in the case. The teen is already charged as an adult, the hearing is on a request to move the case back to juvenile court. Prosecutors say the teen followed Peters home, attacked her, strangled her, then sexually assaulted her along a hiking trail in April of last year. The case has been delayed for over a year because of a crowded court docket and limited resources.