ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A judge has ruled that a 13-year-old Abilene man charged with murder should remain in a juvenile detention center for at least the next 10 days.
The minor, who has not been publicly identified, appeared in court for an initial detention hearing on Thursday, just a day after being charged with driving a stolen vehicle that crashed and killed one of the other three teenagers inside.
KTAB and KRBC were initially in the courtroom, but because the minor was under 14, the minor’s lawyers and parents were able to object and prevent the media from attending the hearing.
However, the judge provided an update after the hearing, stating that the minor will be detained at the juvenile detention center, having a hearing to decide whether he should remain detained every 10 days, unless his lawyer decides. waive the hearing.
Police say the minor was driving a stolen Audi during a crime spree with three other teenagers, aged 13, 14 and 15, when he crashed into a sign post as he drove away at high speed from the police, who tried to arrest him after watching the crime series. on a live stream on social media Wednesday morning.
The 13-year-old who was killed was trapped inside the vehicle on impact and died en route to hospital, and the other two teenagers were hospitalized but are expected to survive.
It is currently unknown whether the other surviving teenagers will face charges related to the crime spree, which involved a stolen vehicle and a robbery at a convenience store in Clyde.
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