Teen to be tried as adult for murder

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Posted: Jun 11, 2010 6:19 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Jun 11, 2010 7:12 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: West Feliciana Sheriff's Office, Jackson Attuso, Trevor Reese, The Bluffs, St. Francisville, WBRZ, stabbing

A West Feliciana Parish Judge ruled 16-year-old Trevor Reese would be tried as adult for murder. He's accused of stabbing 8-year-old Jackson Attuso to death.

It happened yesterday on a trail in The Bluffs subdivision in St. Francisville.

"This kid has never been in trouble," said Sheriff Austin Daniels. "He's not on any medication. He's had no mental problems [and is] honor student at school - 4.0 average. I just can't explain. Neither can anyone else at this point."

Reese's attorney, Lewis Unglesby, spoke with News 2 and said whether or not his client committed the crime is not the question.

"I don't think there's any body that's disputing that, but I don't know that the Trevor Reese that existed last week is the young man that was out there yesterday," said Unglesby. "I think we're dealing with some very severe changes."

Investigators collected DNA from Reese Friday morning in hopes of matching that with a clump of hair found on Attuso.

Reese will be held in the West Feliciana Sheriff's custody until his bond hearing next Wednesday.

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