Mesa, AZ Juvenile Charged with First-Degree Murder in Mother’s Death

by March 25, 2014

16-year-old Mesa, AZ resident, Michael Helms has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to his mother’s gruesome October death. Helms is accused of beating her to death with a hammer and frying pan before hiding her body in a shed near the family’s home. A friend of Helms, 17-year-old Read more »

MA Juvenile Charged with Murder, Aggravated Rape, and Armed Robbery in Slaying of Teacher

by February 6, 2014

A 14-year-old boy has been indicted on charges of aggravated rape, armed robbery, and murder in connection to the gruesome death of a beloved 24-year-old teacher at Danvers High School in Danvers, Massachusetts. On the evening of October 22, Philip Chism’s mother reported her son missing around 6:30pm after he Read more »

Juvenile Charged with False Reporting of an Emergency & Disrupting an Educational Institution in Tucson, AZ

by January 30, 2014

Back in October, police in Tucson, AZ responded to a 911 call in which the person claimed there were three people with guns on the campus of Santa Anita High School, the same building that had been on lockdown just one day prior after a neighbor reported seeing a suspicious Read more »

Juvenile Girls Charged with Felony Aggravated Stalking for Online Bullying

by January 23, 2014

Two girls from Florida are facing charges for felony aggravated stalking in connection to a classmate’s September suicide. 14-year-old Guadalupe Shaw and an unidentified 12-year-old are accused of bullying the suicide victim even after her death; Shaw reportedly posted this horrifying comment after news of the victim’s death went public: Read more »

Director of Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, Charles Flanagan, Appointed Child Safety & Family Services Director

by January 14, 2014

Back in November, it was revealed that Arizona’s Child Protective Services (CPS) department failed to investigate approximately 6,000 reports of child neglect and abuse over the past four years. As a response, Governor Jan Brewer announced in her recent State of the State address that she will eradicate Arizona’s CPS Read more »

Disorderly Conduct Charges Dropped against Juveniles Waiting for Bus

by January 7, 2014

In late November, 16-year-olds Raliek Redd, Wan’Tauhjs Weathers, and 17-year-old Deaquon Carelock were waiting to be picked up in Rochester, N.Y. for a high school basketball scrimmage when they were approached by police officers who asked them to leave the area. After allegedly telling the cops that they were following Read more »

Juvenile Charged with Terroristic Threats & Witness Intimidation

by December 30, 2013

A 17-year-old high school student from Philadelphia recently pleaded guilty to charges of terroristic threats and witness intimidation after it was discovered that he used his Twitter account to intimidate a crime victim. According to authorities, the teen posted a photo of the victim along with copies of confidential investigative Read more »

Phoenix Juvenile Accused of Shooting MCSO Jail Officer

by December 16, 2013

According to Phoenix Police Sergeant Trent Crump, 15-year-old Leonard Moreno was walking home from a party around 3 a.m. on August 8, “high, drunk, and armed,” when he shot and killed Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office jail guard, Jorge Vargas. While it is unclear whether or not Moreno targeted Vargas because Read more »

MA Teen Tried as Adult for Rape, Indecent Assault, Battery, & Intimidation of a Witness

by November 26, 2013

17-year-old Galileo Mondol was arraigned on several felony charges in early September, the same day he should have been starting classes at Somerville High School in Massachusetts. Mondol, along with two other JV soccer players, is accused of sexually assaulting three freshman teammates with a broomstick at a sports camp Read more »

Can I Be Held Financially Responsible for My Child’s Crime in Arizona?

by November 19, 2013

In the state of Arizona, parents can be held financially responsible for a child’s negligent acts, such as a teenager stealing their parent’s car keys and driving through a neighbor’s yard.  Or a teen involved in a burglary who steals property or breaks a window. However, Arizona does limit the Read more »

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