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A 9-year-old central Illinois boy is accused in the court on Monday on first-degree murder charges in connection with an April arson that killed five members of a family, according to the report.
Woodford County of-Circuit Court, Judge Charles Feeney in on Monday to read in a juvenile petition with a statement of the murder charges the boy is, along with the arson counts, Peoria Journal-Star reported.
Feeney explained to the youth, and the legal processes of the young boy, who told the court that he did not understand, and the Chicago Tribune have been added.
“What don’t you understand?” Feeney has allegedly asked for.
“I did,” the boy said.
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The guy later appeared to be sobs, his paternal grandparents took him out of the courtroom.
Feeney appointed the public prosecutor’s office, Peter Dluski, for the boy, the Journal Star reported. If found guilty, he is likely to face a trial because he would be too young to be sentenced to a juvenile detention center.
The remains of the mobile home after the fire, in the north-east of Goodfield, last April.
(Matt Dayhoff/Journal Star, via AP, File
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The 6th of April, a fire killed a 1-year, 2-year-olds, and a 34-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman at a mobile home park, located approximately 150 km south-west of Chicago.
The boy’s next court date is scheduled for November, the Tribune added.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.