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Judge weighing whether teen accused in girlfriend's death should be tried as adult for murder


SALT LAKE CITY — A judge is considering whether a Colorado teenager accused in his girlfriend's 2012 beating death should be tried as an adult in Utah.

Judge Dane Nolan did not set a deadline Monday for a ruling on whether the 17-year-old would go to adult prison if he's convicted in Anne Kasprzak's 2012 death south of Salt Lake City.

The Associated Press is not naming the defendant because he is a juvenile.

Prosecutors say he was 14 when he killed the 15-year-old girl and dumped her body in the Jordan River after he heard she was pregnant, though it turned out she lied.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports ( defense attorneys say there's no evidence of premeditation and the defendant would have a better chance at rehabilitation in juvenile court.

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