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Teen could be tried as adult for brutal attack

By Tiffany Teasley – bio | email
 

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A 14-year-old boy charged with brutally beating and raping a 64-year-old woman in her Liberty Township home was back in court Wednesday. 

Prosecutors are asking that he be tried as an adult. Walking into the court room with his head held down, the 14-year-old boy's barely made eye contact with the judge.

"I'm just going to put this in the hands of the court and pray that they bound this over to an adult court," said Chris Feltner the victim's son.
 
Judge Ronald Craft set the first of two hearings to hear evidence before deciding if that bind over will happen.
 
"First thing we're going to do is set the matter for a probable cause hearing," Craft said.
 
The 14-year-old boy is charged with raping, assaulting and robbing 64-year-old
Phyllis Mays. Her family sat in court along with family and friends, just a few feet away from her alleged attacker.
 
"The only time he shows remorse is when those charges are read, and that just speaks volumes in itself right there," Feltner said.
 
"People knock on the door, she gets scared and we're taking it one day at a time and trying to weed through this little by little," Feltner said.
 
The 14-year-old suspect's family was in tears for most of the hearing, while the victim's family wore T-shirts that read "No Mercy!" -- their message to the judge.
 
"We believe in no mercy, the crimes this kid committed, he deserves no mercy, he showed no mercy, therefore he shall have no mercy," Feltner said.
 
The probable cause hearing is set for February 9, until then the suspect will remain at the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center.
 
The family of the victim has set up an account at Fifth Third Bank called the Jonathan A. Feltner account to raise money to move the victim out of the trailer home park where the tragic attack happened.
 
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