Juvenile to stand trial for murder

The case of a 10-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting his father’s fiancée is scheduled to be heard in court Thursday.

If it proceeds as scheduled, the adjudicatory hearing, or trial, will give the district attorney’s office and defense attorney Pete Theodocion an opportunity to present evidence in the case to Juvenile Court Judge Willie Saunders.

If Judge Saunders deems the boy a delinquent, the equivalent of being found guilty in a criminal trial, the fifth grader could face incarceration until he is 21 years old.

The boy has remained in the Richmond County Youth Detention Center since he was implicated in the Dec. 30 killing.

He was charged with murder in the death of Jennifer Albright, who investigators say was shot as she changed her 2-year-old daughter’s diaper in their Midville home. They lived there with the boy’s father, who was not home at the time of the shooting. However, the boy’s 8-year-old cousin witnessed the incident. He and the toddler were unharmed.

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