NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A judge has ruled that a Connecticut teen will be tried as an adult for his alleged role in the defeat of an older Yale professor at the University of last year.
The New Haven Register reports Superior Court judge on Thursday denied pleas from supporters of Aymir Holland to keep the 17-year-old on youthful offender status.
Holland and two young men were arrested after the January 2015 attack on the 79-year-old professor. Holland faces charges that include first-degree assault.
The professor told the police that he was hit from behind attacked by five people in the dark on Nov. 27.
One of the Netherlands ‘ two lawyers, told the judge that Holland and zealand, who was 16 at the time of the attack, was “a child” and is a child of now.