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Murder charges against juvenile in Pittsburgh

When juvenile crimes are violent crimes, there is always a debate about whether or not the child should be charged as an adult, especially in the case of murder and premeditated murder. What we have found over the years, however, is that even when the crime is found to be premeditated murder, the minor committing the crime is generally unable to fully understand the parameters of their actions played out to the end. This is a debate that will likely never end. In my opinion, each and every case must be evaluated on an individual basis and at the Law Offices of Gary E. Gerson, that’s how we treat each and every client. Prosecutors from Allegheny County filed new charges against a teenager from Pittsburgh’s Hill District last week. The new charges came in just hours after a District Judge Thomas Miller, Jr. dismissed homicide charges against the 17-year-old. According to court records, the office of District Attorney Stephen Zappala, Jr. filed new homicide charges, as well as robbery and other related charges against the boy. The 17-year-old was arrested in November and charged in connection with the shooting and death of a 23-year-old man from the Hill District, last year on 23 June along Webster Avenue. The 17-year-old was held from that time until the recent ruling at the Allegheny County Jail. The new charges were officially filed on Saturday and a judge has ordered him to remain held without bond in the Allegheny County Jail until his preliminary trial at the end of this month on 30 January. Another teen, also a 17-year-old male, is being charged in the victim’s death. If your son or daughter has been charged with juvenile crimes, or if they have accused of serious, violent crimes such as aggravated assault or murder, call Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Gary Gerson today for a free consultation at 412-219-6875 . Source: TribLive.com, “Prosecutors file new homicide charges against Hill teen” 20 January 2015

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