BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge has denied a request to try a 15-year-old girl charged with first-degree murder as a juvenile.
Police said Arteesha Holt of Baltimore shot Jose Gonzalez-Coreas, 44, and another man during a robbery attempt in August 2010 after they laughed at her because she was so young. Gonzalez-Coreas was hit in the head and died a week later. The other man suffered a graze wound. Holt was 14 at the time.
Holt’s defense argued Monday that she needs the treatment and nurturing she could get in the juvenile system and she has shown that she can do well in structured situations. The state argued that Holt bought into the street life and chooses to do things her way.
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