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Teen accused of smothering sister keeps case in juvenile court

The 10-month-old. (Photo: Legacy.com) The 10-month-old. (Photo: Legacy.com)
The 14-year-old teen had a pre-trial hearing on July 23 (Photo: FOX19) The 14-year-old teen had a pre-trial hearing on July 23 (Photo: FOX19)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A 14-year-old boy who is accused of smothering his 10-month-old sister will have his case be kept in juvenile court.

The teen appeared before Judge John Williams Wednesday morning to decide if the teen should be bind over as an adult. The prosecution and defense agreed to keep the case in juvenile court. 

On July 23, he was charged with murder and felonious assault and taken to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center. Court records state the incident happened June 25 at a home in Reading.

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According to Reading Police Detective Joseph Mitsch Jr. in a sworn statement at the time of arrest, the teen "admitted to using a pillow to cover the victim's head and face while the victim was sleeping. (The teen) stated he did this because he heard voices telling him to do so."

The boy's defense attorney asked for him to receive mental health treatment at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

He will be back in court on Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. for a plea hearing. 

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