Teen will be tried as juvenile in grandmother's attack

Boy, 14, had been initially charged as an adult

August 08, 2011|By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun

The case of a 14-year-old Baltimore boy, who allegedly confessed to beating his grandmother with a hammer this spring, will be heard in juvenile court.

Hassanhii Garrett had been charged as an adult with attempted murder in the attack, which police said occurred after he became enraged while getting ready for school one morning. He was scheduled for trial Monday, but online court records show that the case was remanded to juvenile court on Aug. 1.

Under state law, teens 14 and older who are accused of certain violent crimes must be charged as adults from the outset. They are sent to juvenile court only after a judge considers the case.


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