Rock-throwing case will stay in juvenile court

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Hamilton County juvenile court judge ruled Wednesday that the case of a teen accused of throwing rocks at cars will remain in juvenile court.

Police say the 16-year-old threw rocks onto Columbia Parkway last month. One of the thrown rocks caused severe head injuries to 23-year-old Joyce Baresel, who was riding in the back of a taxi cab.

Prosecutors were hoping the teen would be tried as an adult. He faces one count of felonious assault. A grand jury failed to indict an 18-year-old suspect due to lack of evidence.

The judge found probable cause against the 16-year-old earlier this month.

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