PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A western Kentucky prosecutor says a teenage boy accused of disposing a newborn infant in a dumpster could be prosecuted as an adult.
McCracken County Attorney Sam Clymer tells local media that his office met with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office on Tuesday and decided to try to get the case against the 17-year-old transferred out of juvenile court.
Clymer says that if a judge decides to certify the boy as an adult, the case will then be transferred to the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and tried in circuit court.
The boy is facing an attempted murder charge, among other charges, after the McCracken County sheriff’s office says a witness found the crying baby in a dumpster on July 30.
McCracken Sheriff Jon Hayden says the baby has been released to social services.
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