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3 teens to be tried as adults in kidnapping of 84-year-old woman


WILMINGTON, Delaware — A Superior Court judge has ruled that three teenagers will be tried as adults in the kidnapping of an 89-year-old woman.

The News Journal reports ( ) that Judge Richard Stokes ruled Wednesday that due to the seriousness of the crime the trials should stay in Superior Court.

Attorneys argued their clients, who are charged with carjacking, kidnapping and conspiracy, should be tried in Family Court. A fourth teen agreed to plead guilty and testify at the trials.

The woman told police that two girls forced her into the trunk of her car last year, after she gave them a ride. Authorities said the teens drove around for days with the woman in the trunk before leaving her in a graveyard. Police say they later found the teens in her car.

Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware,

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