Crime California teen to be tried as adult in sister’s death

22:30  15 april  2018
22:30  15 april  2018 Source:   KCRA Sacramento

Teen turns down plea deal for 25 years in prison, gets 65 years instead

  Teen turns down plea deal for 25 years in prison, gets 65 years instead Lakeith Smith didn't shoot A'donte Washington. A police officer did in self-defense. But Smith will serve time as if he had killed the 16-year-old three years ago.In a two-day trial in March, Lakeith Smith, now 18, of Montgomery was convicted of felony murder, burglary and theft for helping in the 2015 break-ins of two homes in Millbrook, about 10 miles north of Montgomery. He did not kill A'Donte Washington, 16, of Montgomery, who was part of a group of five accused in the thefts.

The California attorney general’ s office is asking a judge to consider whether a 14-year-old boy should be tried as an adult for the death of his younger sister , who was found by her mother last week in her bedroom at Northern California Teen Accused of Killing 13-Year-Old Girl After Mother Finds Body.

A teenage boy suspected of killing his younger sister may be tried as an adult , and face life in prison. Last week, 13-year-old Ashley Wood was found dead in her Rocklin, California , home by her mother, after being killed by blunt force trauma.

(July 19, 2016) © KCRA/Rob Stewart (July 19, 2016) A teenage boy accused of killing his younger sister in their Rocklin home will be tried as an adult, the Sacramento, California County Clerk’s Office said Friday.

A judge also ruled that Tanner Wood will be tried in Sacramento County in the 2016 death of his 13-year-old sister Ashley Wood.

Ashley’s body was discovered by her mother at their home on the morning of July 19, 2016, Rocklin police said.

Tanner, who was 14 at the time, was home when officers arrived but ran away. He was eventually arrested in a field 35 minutes later.

The Placer County District Attorney's Office revealed two days later that Ashley's father, Jeff Wood, is a supervising deputy district attorney with their office. The DA's office decided to turn the case and investigation over to the California Attorney General's Office because of the conflict of interest, given Jeff Wood's employment.

Tanner’s next court date is scheduled for June 22.

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The 16-year-old suspect accused of murdering California high school football player Jeremy Sanchez had allegedly been involved in a romantic relationship with him and was angry that Jeremy wanted to break up, police said. The 16-year-old suspect accused of murdering California high school football player Jeremy Sanchez had allegedly been involved in a romantic relationship with him and was angry that Jeremy wanted to break up, police said.

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