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A Texas judge lost his patience with a juvenile Crips gang member who removed his ankle monitor and shot a 1-year-old baby. The judge sentenced the 12-year-old to 7 years in a juvenile detention center.

The boy broke down and cried during a Zoom detention hearing in September. But the judge told him to save his tears.

"Every time you come in here you cry. You know that, right?" Judge Kim told rapper Lil Rodneyy. "Every single time, you beg me for one more chance. You swear to God, 'On my mama's name,' 'I'm not gonna cut off the monitor, I'm not gonna run off,'" said judge Kim.

The boy, who also answers to "30 Shotz," admitted he cut off his ankle monitor to attend a friend's funeral. But he couldn't recall the friend's name. He told the judge he only knew the friend by his nickname.

The boy's grandfather, who helped raise him, also attended the Zoom hearing.

Judge Kim told the boy he would be detained in a juvenile detention center until he turned 19.

Rodneyy's mother was interviewed after the hearing. She is a single mom who gave birth to Rodneyy when she was 16.

The boy's father abandoned his family, and Rodneyy's mom chooses not to seek child support. She said she was sent away to prison twice when the boy was a toddler. Rodneyy was raised by her father, who lovingly refers to his grandfather as "Paw paw."
 

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A Miami teenager is charged with murdering Miami Senior High School football coach Corey Smith.

Charles Alexander, 15, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon and charged with murdering Smith and taking $7,450 in cash from his home.

Charles, who has a history of mental problems, faces charges of second-degree murder and armed grand theft. He will be charged as an adult, the Miami Herald reported.

The teenager was staying overnight in Smith's home when he used the coach's own 9mm handgun to shoot him dead in his den on Monday morning.

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Smith's wife said they hadn't seen the teen in a year.

"He asked to come over," said Amina Smith. "Corey picked him up Sunday night and he spent the night. I left to go to work."

Hours later, police responded to a 911 call of shots fired inside the house on the 2100 block of Northwest 97th Street. Charles told police he was studying when he heard gunshots.

He was interviewed for four hours at the Miami-Dade Police Department and released. Police say he gave "inconsistent statements" about what happened inside the house, and he denied any involvement in the murder.

On Wednesday, his mother called police and said she was "in fear of the defendant," according to the arrest report obtained by The Herald.

She said Charles confessed to her that he had killed Smith, the report said.

The murder weapon was found in a trash can outside the home. Over $7,000 in cash was also found inside his jeans hidden in a black bag.

A Miami-Dade juvenile circuit judge on Thursday ordered that Charles be held without bail in a juvenile detention center.

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A 9-year-old Florida boy will be charged with allegedly stabbing his 5-year-old sister while telling her, "Die, die."

The boy was playing in his bedroom with his sister Monday afternoon at the Berkeley Pointe apartments in Ocala, Florida.

Their mom stepped outside to check the mail and to get some candy from a neighbor for the children.

When she retuned, the mother found her son stabbing his sister repeatedly with a kitchen knife, FOX 35 reported.

The mother grabbed the knife away from the boy, who fled into a maintenance shed. The girl was alert and responsive after the attack. She was transported to a children's hospital.

The boy told police his sister "had entered his head two days earlier" and wouldn't leave, according to an arrest report obtained by FOX 35.

He told police he got a knife from the kitchen, grabbed his sister by the neck while she was bent over and began stabbing her, FOX 35 reported. "Die, die," the boy told the little girl.

The boy allegedly said he stabbed his sister because "he wanted to be able to go outside" and play.

The boy is being held in a secured juvenile detention facility while awaiting a psychological evaluation ordered by a Marion County circuit court judge. He will be charged with attempted first-degree murder, according to news reports.

A public defender has been appointed to represent the child.

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The mother of the 14-year-old boy suspected of fatally stabbing Barnard College student Tessa Majors was arrested for stabbing a woman over a decade ago.

According to The NY Post, the suspect's mother, identified by police sources and neighbors as Katima Minton, 35, was arrested for knifing a woman during a street fight in Jamaica, Queens 13 years ago.

According to a story published in The Post on August 6, 2006, "Katima Minton pulled a knife and lunged at the victim, whose identity was withheld..."

The victim was treated at a hospital for stab wounds and released, according to the article.

Minton was arrested and charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment, according to The Post.

Minton was 21 at the time and living with her 16-month-old son in Jamaica, Queens.

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13 years later her son is suspected of brutally stabbing 18-year-old Tessa Majors as she walked through Morningside Park on the evening of Dec. 11.

The suspect and two other boys - ages 13 and 14 - allegedly tried to rob the college freshman.

The 13-year-old suspect told investigators the older boys removed a plastic baggie containing marijuana from Majors' back pocket.

She resisted the robbery and was stabbed repeatedly when she allegedly bit the 14-year-old suspect on his finger.

After a 2-week manhunt for the 14-year-old suspect, he was detained on Thursday and his cheek was swabbed for DNA. The test results are expected back this week.

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NYPD investigators questioned and released a 14-year-old suspect wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Barnard College student, Tessa Majors.

The unnamed suspect was located at a family member's residence in The Bronx, where he was hiding out until a bite mark on his hand healed.

The NY Post reports he was questioned by police and released Thursday without charges.

A 13-year-old suspect told investigators that Majors bit the 14-year-old suspect on the hand during the struggle. The 14-year-old allegedly stabbed Majors in the chest with a red handled knife. Feathers were seen floating from her down coat during the attack.

Police swabbed the suspect's mouth for DNA, but a preliminary test result was inconclusive, according to the Post.

The boy had a smirk on his face as he left his attorney's office in Harlem around 4:30 p.m. Thursday (The NY Post removed the photo of the suspect smiling).

The teenager joined a younger boy and a woman in her 30s. The woman cursed at a reporter and knocked a recording device out of his hand as they crossed 125th Street, according to the Post.

The trio climbed into a white SUV, idling at a curb in front of a water hydrant and sped off.

A third suspect, age 14, was questioned by police and released on Dec. 12.

Community leaders urged police to use caution to avoid a repeat of the 1989 Central Park 5 case. Five Black and Hispanic boys were arrested and questioned without attorneys present in the infamous Central Park jogger rape case.

An inmate later confessed to the crime, saying he acted alone.

Director Ava DuVernay was among those urging caution.

"Certainly, in the investigative steps, the department will be more cautious because of the attention that was paid to the Central Park Five — everything they do is under the microscope," she tweeted.

NY residents expressed outrage over the way the case has been handled so far.

One Twitter user wrote:

"There is No Justice Especially for the Dead In NYC

This 14 year old THUG Ran from the Police Was caught 2 weeks later They took his DNA &Released Him

They could have held him for 5 days but didn't. Crime is up police R frustrated from all this BULL."

Another user tweeted:

"tessa majors can be stabbed in a park in NYC - and her attackers can spend Christmas at home before being arrested and released..."

And a third user tweeted:

"This is not cool.. everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Specially kids... cmon.. if this kid is innocent then you just ruined his life. If he is guilty then let the cops do their job. Stop letting the public judge people."

Police Chief Rodney Harrison acknowledged the public's frustration in a tweet on Thursday.

"Although he has since been released to the custody of his attorneys, the investigation remains very active. Our detectives are the best at what they do and are committed to finding justice for all parties involved."

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A 14-year-old boy wanted in the stabbing death of 18-year-old college student Tessa Majors was detained early Thursday, Dec. 26.

The Barnard College student was stabbed during an attempted robbery in Morningside Park on Manhattan's upper west side on Dec. 11.

The suspect was captured after hiding out at a family member's residence in The Bronx. He was taken to the 26th Precinct before 8 a.m., according to the NY Post. He was joined there by his attorney and a parent or guardian.

A police source told The Post, the young suspect lawyered up and isn't talking.

"Since he has a lawyer, he's not going to give anything up," the police source said.

Rodney Harrison, Chief of Detectives, announced the suspect's capture on Twitter.com on Thursday.

"We have located this individual. Thank you to everyone who reached out with information. This is an active and ongoing investigation," he tweeted.

The unidentified teenager was nearly 2 weeks after he reportedly fled from a car while being driven to a police station on Dec. 16. The NYPD released photos of him and asked the public to help locate him.

The NYPD normally does not release photos or identify minor suspects. But the boy was considered dangerous and a menace to public safety.

A 13-year-old suspect, Zyairr Davis, is currently in police custody. He told investigators the 14-year-old suspect stabbed Majors with a red-handled knife "in a stabbing, poking motion" and he saw "feathers" floating up from her coat in the chest area.

A third boy, who is 14 years old, was questioned and released, police said.

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The New York Police Department released three photos of a teenage suspect wanted in the fatal stabbing of a college freshman in a park.

The unnamed 14-year-old is accused of stabbing 18-year-old Tessa Majors to death during an armed robbery attempt in Morningside Park on Dec. 11.

A massive manhunt is underway for the boy who escaped while he was being driven to a police station on Dec. 16.

The boy was on his way to turn himself in to police when he bolted out of a car that was stopped at an intersection in Harlem. He hasn't been seen since.

Police arrested a 13-year-old suspect who is being charged as a juvenile in connection with Majors' murder.

Another a 14-year-old suspect was arrested but when investigators tried to interview the teen with his mother and lawyer present, he invoked his right to remain silent and was released, police told the New York Times.

The 13-year-old told police he and the two 14-year-old boys went to Morningside Park on the evening of Dec. 11 to rob someone.

They spotted Majors walking by herself in the park around 8 pm. They tried to rob her but she resisted and put up a fight.

She struggled up the steps and collapsed facedown on the street. A security guard spotted her and called 911. She was in respiratory distress and gasping for air when medics arrived.

She was pronounced dead at St. Luke's hospital. The medical examiner said she died from internal bleeding caused by multiple stab wounds to the chest.

Anyone with information on the suspect's whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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Police in New York have arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection with the brutal stabbing of 18-year-old Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors.

Majors was fatally stabbed as she made her way through Morning side Park in Manhattan's Upper West Side near her campus around 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say Majors was approached by three youths intent on robbing her. When she resisted, one of the boys pulled out a knife and stabbed her multiple times as she screamed for help.

The group fled and Majors struggled up a flight of steps and onto the street where she collapsed.

A security guard found her and called 911. Majors was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, ABC News reports.

On Thursday, police noticed a 13-year-old boy in the lobby of a building near the park. His clothes matched the description of one of the attackers.

Police found a knife on the teen when he was taken into custody on suspicion of criminal trespass. Investigators say he confirmed his involvement in the robbery attempt and fatal stabbing.

Two other teens, who were persons of interest, were released from custody on Wednesday.

Majors was a popular first-year student on the campus. She studied journalism and played in 2 rock bands. She recently celebrated her band's first live performance and she was booked to perform in her hometown over the holiday break.

Majors' family is devastated by the senseless tragedy. She was the daughter of a novelist and writing professor.

"We lost a very special, very talented, and very well-loved young woman," her family said in a statement obtained by The New York Times.

"Tess shone bright in this world, and our hearts will never be the same."

Majors was a member of the LGBT community. Her murder is not believed to be a hate crime.

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The 13-year-old double murder suspect who fled barefoot from a North Carolina courthouse is back in custody.

Jericho was previously arrested, along with 19-year-old Derrick Deshawn Hunt, and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of brothers Frank Thomas, 34, and Adam Thomas, 33.

The juvenile escaped from a holding area on Tuesday, Nov. 5, after attending a hearing at a courthouse in eastern North Carolina.

The child, identified only as Jericho W., stole a bicycle and rode to a relative's home. His mother, Nikki Jacobs, picked him up there and delivered him to authorities late Wednesday.

Jacobs told WRAL's Bryan Mims she was driving her son to turn him in. She said the boy got a bike in Pembroke and rode it to a uncle's home after he escaped.

The child's escape triggered a massive manhunt involving several law enforcement agencies. Robeson County Sheriff's Office said he escaped barefoot from Juvenile Court around 12:10 p.m. on Tuesday. He was wearing beige pants, a white shirt and leg irons.

On Tuesday, Jacobs pleaded with her son to turn himself in.

"He's 13 years old and out here in the dark," said Jacobs. "My baby's out here somewhere, nobody knows, and he is all alone and hopefully he is safe wherever he is at. I just wish that he would come back ... turn himself in and get the help that he needs."

The North Carolina Department of Public Service confirmed to WRAL's Mark Boyle that Jericho was in police custody in Lumberton.

Jericho was transported by federal marshals to the Cumberland Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Fayetteville late Wednesday night.

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A 13-year-old boy facing two murder charges made a bold midday escape from a North Carolina courthouse after appearing at a hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Police say the boy, identified only as Jericho W., escaped from the Robeson County’s department of social services building around 12 p.m.

The child, who was transported from the Cumberland Juvenile Detention Center, was clad in beige prison issue pants and a white shirt. Police say he is barefoot and wearing leg irons. His bold escape triggered a massive manhunt.

Jericho and a 19-year-old male are charged with two counts of first-degree murder with a dangerous weapon in the deaths of Frank Thomas, 34, and Adam Thomas, 33, whose bodies were found in a home they shared.

After appearing at a hearing on the charges, Jericho was placed in a holding area with two other juveniles, according to a spokesperson for Robeson County's Sheriff's Office said.

When someone opened the door to the holding area, Jericho bolted through the door and fled into a wooded area outside the building, according to ABC 15 News.

His mother, Nikki Jacobs, pleaded with the juvenile to turn himself in.

"He's 13 years old and out here in the dark," said Jacobs. "My baby's out here somewhere, nobody knows, and he is all alone and hopefully he is safe wherever he is at. I just wish that he would come back ... turn himself in and get the help that he needs."

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Many believe D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo is a psychopath who deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison. But the Supreme Court may consider reducing his sentence or releasing him.

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Malvo and his mentor John Allen Muhammad terrorized Washington, D.C. during the so-called "D.C. Sniper" shooting spree in 2002. 10 people were killed and three others injured during the sniper attacks.

The two men were arrested while they slept in a car at a highway rest stop in Maryland. Muhammad (pictured below) was executed on death row, per his request.

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Malvo, who was 17 at the time of the shootings, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Supporters say Malvo was an immature boy who was easily manipulated by the older man. Now 34, Malvo is a model inmate at a maximum security prison in Virginia.

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A talented artist, Malvo spends his days reading the Quran and drawing in his prison cell. The doodle below was entered into evidence December 3, 2003 during his trial at the Chesapeake Circuit Court in Chesapeake, Virginia.

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The United States Supreme Court will consider Malvo's request to re-sentence or release him in the aftermath of a 2012 court decision that prohibits mandatory life sentences for juveniles, ABC News reported.

Malvo's attorney's wrote in court documents:

"Invalidation of 'mandatory' life without-parole sentences is premised on the court's recognition that the qualities of youth - immaturity, vulnerability and changeability - must be taken into account when sentencing a juvenile offender because those qualities will typically make life without parole an excessive punishment for a juvenile."

Malvo's lawyers say the jury were only instructed to consider a punishment of life without parole or the death penalty in his murder trial.

Malvo's case has precedence. Just recently, convicted murderer Cyntoia Brown, who killed a man in his sleep when she was 16, was released from prison where she was serving a life sentence.

Brown, now 31, apologized to the victim's family this week - but only to promote her new memoir, critics say.