- Associated Press - Monday, October 31, 2016

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A Lawrence teenager accused of killing his grandmother will be tried as an adult.

Douglas County District Court Judge Kay Huff ruled Monday that 17-year-old Jaered Long will be tried as an adult on a first-degree murder charge. He is suspected of stabbing his 67-year-old grandmother, Deborah Bretthauer, to death at her apartment in December.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (https://bit.ly/2f6wBkI ) that Long was 16 when his grandmother died. He lived in the apartment with her.

As an adult, Long faces a life sentence if he is convicted.

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

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