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.


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