Reno County seeks to try teen as adult in fire

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Reno County District Attorney is seeking to try as an adult a Hutchinson teenager accused of setting a fire that killed his mother and sister.

The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/GB7ZOM ) Reno County District Attorney Keith Schroeder on Tuesday filed a motion to try the teen as an adult because the boy is an “extreme danger” to the community and shows no remorse.

The Sept. 26 fire at the family’s home killed the 14-year-old boy’s mother and sister and injured his father.

Schroeder also says in the motion that the teen’s father is afraid of him, and that the teen had plans for future violence.

As a juvenile, he would be under the court’s jurisdiction until he turns 23. If convicted as an adult, he’d face a life prison sentence.

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Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com

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