Lawyers Push for Juvenile Court

Lawyers Push for Juvenile Court

The lawyers for the teenage accused of assaulting and killing 10-year-old Lily Peters are continuing to fight to have him tried in juvenile court.

The lawyers last week filed an appeal of the ruling from a Chippewa County judge to try the now 15-year-old suspect in adult court. They say a trial in juvenile court, and a sentence in the juvenile justice system, is best. The judge ruled about two weeks ago to move the case to adult court. Police claim the teenager beat, assaulted, then killed Peters as she was walking home back in April of 2022.

The trial has yet to be given a start date.

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