Colorado District Attorney Wants To Try 15-Year-Old As Adult In Death Of Child

Prosecutors want the teen boy accused of killing 10-year-old Kiaya Campbell to be charged as an adult

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A Colorado district attorney has charged a 15-year-old boy with murder in the death of 10-year-old Kiaya Campbell. According to Fox 31, District Attorney David Young wants to bring adult charges in the death of the missing child, whose body was found in Thornton, Colorado.

The teen was charged with first-degree murder with intent and after deliberation and first-degree murder of a child under the age of 12 by a person in a position of trust on Wednesday. The prosecution said that it will seek to bring the case to adult court at a hearing later this month. A juvenile court judge will then decide if the teen will be charged as an adult.  

Earlier in June, Campbell went missing, leading to an amber alert and a massive search before her body was found in an open area by a creek later that same day.

She was last seen taking a walk to a nearby store with the 15-year-old son of her father's girlfriend.  She never returned home but the boy did. 

As CBS News shared, authorities have not released the boy's name and it's unclear whether he's the same person Campbell was last seen with. Investigators said her body showed signs of trauma.


[Photo: Family photo/9 News]


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