Phoenix Juvenile Accused in First-Degree Murder of Bicyclist

by November 12, 2013

Police officers discovered the body of 51-year-old Arnold Hamel, which displayed several gunshot wounds, on the side of a roadway in North Phoenix on June 27. Though law enforcement rushed him to a local hospital, Hamel was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. Authorities are accusing a 17-year-old male, who is Read more »

Juvenile DUI & Auto Theft Charges in Mesa, AZ

by November 5, 2013

In early September, Mesa police officers came to break up a party at a condo at 520 North Mesa Drive, citing several minors for underage drinking. As two cops were assisting one intoxicated and unresponsive teen near an ambulance, a 15-year-old partygoer reportedly hopped into a police car and started Read more »

Felony Murder Charges for Oklahoma Teens

by October 29, 2013

One evening in August, three teenagers were driving around Duncan, Oklahoma looking for someone to kill…because, allegedly, they “had nothing better to do.” 15-year-old James Edward Jr., 16-year-ol d Chancey Luna, and 17-year-old Michael Jones eventually saw 23-year-old Australian baseball player, Christopher Lane jogging down the street and shot him Read more »

Two Juveniles Charged with 1st-Degree Murder of WWII Vet

by October 15, 2013

88-year-old Delbert Belton fought for the United States in World War II, taking a bullet to the leg during the Battle of Okinawa; he later received a Purple Heart for his service. After working at an aluminum company for over 30 years, Belton retired in Spokane, Washington and enjoyed playing Read more »

10 Juveniles Charged in Connection to Hollywood ‘Bash Mob’

by October 8, 2013

Ten juveniles are facing charges for their involvement in a ‘bash mob’ on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in July. One of the ten, a 16-year-old, has been accused of orchestrating the event—which consisted of teens attacking and robbing pedestrians at random—on social media. A bash mob, which, unlike a Read more »

Juvenile Murder: Texas Teen Confesses to Killing 5-year-old with Bowling Ball

by October 1, 2013

The body of 5-year-old Sida Osman was found in the backyard of an abandoned home 18 hours after he was reported missing in a Fort Worth neighborhood. Soon after the discovery, Osman’s 13-year-old neighbor admitted to beating the boy to death with a bowling ball. Reportedly, Osman was last seen Read more »

Two WV Teens Charged with 2nd-Degree Murder

by September 24, 2013

On July 6, 2012, Rachel Shoaf and Shelia Eddy went to pick up their friend, 16-year-old Skylar Neese, from her family’s apartment in Star City, WV to join them on a ‘joyride.’ However, what started out as a regular outing with friends soon turned horrendous and sadistic as Shoaf and Read more »

Juvenile Charged with Obstructing an Officer after Wearing NRA Shirt to School

by September 17, 2013

An eighth grader at Logan Middle School in Logan, West Virginia was charged with obstructing an officer in June. The boy’s charges reportedly stem from an incident in which the 14-year-old wore an NRA shirt to school. Jared Marcum now faces up to one year in jail and a $500 Read more »

Does Juvenile Crime Increase During The Summer?

by September 10, 2013

Doug Flanagan, Columbia County Juvenile Judge says that juvenile crime tends to increase during the summer months when kids are left alone and unattended. As he puts it, “the old adage that the devil finds work for idle hands is true.” Underage Drinking Many of the juveniles who are arrested Read more »

Statistics Show Sexual Assault in U.S. Juvenile Detention Facilities Still an Issue

by September 3, 2013

A recent report by the U.S. Department of Justice found that 9.5% of youth offenders in juvenile detention facilities across the country have admitted to being sexually assaulted during their time behind bars. While that number has decreased since 2010, when the report showed 12.1%, the fact remains that incarcerated Read more »


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