- 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.


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

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