Sep 11, 2014 7:51 PM
Boy ordered tried in French street artist's death
The Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) A Detroit judge has ordered a 14-year-old boy to stand trial on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the fatal shooting of a French street artist whose body was discovered a year ago near an abandoned public housing project.
The boy was 13 at the time of the killing of 23-year-old Bilal Berreni of Paris. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says the boy and three other then-teenagers attacked Berreni.
The other defendants have a competency hearing on murder and robbery charges Oct. 9. Seventeen-year-old Dionte Travis, 18-year-old Jasin Curtis and 20-year-old Drequone Rich are being tried in adult court.
Judge Virgil Smith ruled Thursday there's enough evidence to try the 14-year-old on adult charges in juvenile court. His next hearing is Sept. 22.
Authorities aren't identifying the boy.