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Hearing set for SW Iowa boy charged with murder

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CHARITON (KWWL) - A court hearing is set for June to decide whether a 13-year-old Chariton boy accused of killing his stepfather will be tried as a youthful offender.

He's charged in juvenile court with first-degree murder in the Feb. 10 shooting death of Todd Peak. He also faces charges for allegedly trying to kill his mother and a 5-year-old girl.

A hearing on Monday was delayed. Judge Monty Franklin wrote in a court order filed Tuesday that there was insufficient time to review the report.

Another hearing is for June 22-23. If Franklin decides the boy can be tried as a youthful offender, he would be eligible for rehabilitation or punishment when he becomes an adult.

Children younger than 14 can't be tried as adults in Iowa.

Online Anchor:  Bob Waters

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