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Louisiana Supreme Court upholds law that tries teens accused of certain crimes as adults

7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Thursday, December 12 2019 Dec 12, 2019 December 12, 2019 4:58 AM December 12, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: The Louisiana Supreme Court

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's Supreme Court has upheld a state law that automatically transfers 15-year-old suspects to adult court if they are indicted by a grand jury for certain violent crimes. 

Wednesday's 4-3 ruling came in the case of a suspect who had just turned 15 when he was accused of raping a child. 

A lower court ruled that transferring him from juvenile court to a regular criminal court without a hearing was unconstitutional. 

The high court disagreed. 

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