- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A competency evaluation has been ordered for a 17-year-old Lawrence boy accused of killing his grandmother.

The Lawrence Journal World (https://bit.ly/28Jj56G ) reports that court proceedings against the teen have been suspended pending the results.

The teen was 16 in December when police found his 67-year-old grandmother, Deborah Bretthauer, dead in the apartment they shared. The teen is charged in juvenile court, but prosecutors have filed a motion to try the teen as an adult.

If the boy is convicted of the juvenile first-degree murder charge, he could face up to 60 months in prison, or to the age of 22. In adult court, he could face more than 40 years in prison.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, https://www.ljworld.com

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