12-year-old charged in St. Joseph teen’s death

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MIAMI – FEBRUARY 02: A judges gavel rests on top of a desk in the courtroom of the newly opened Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum February 3, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The museum is located in the only known structure in the nation that was designed, devoted to and operated as a separate station […]

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – A juvenile court judge has ruled enough evidence exists to prove two of the three charges against a 12-year-old in the death of a 14-year-old boy.

The boy was 11 when he was charged in the death of Cameron Satterley, who died in a house fire in St. Joseph in February. His body wasn’t found until April.

The judge ruled Tuesday that evidence proved the boy committed involuntary manslaughter and arson.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports after the judge’s ruling Tuesday, a disposition hearing was scheduled for Dec. 4 to decide what will happen to him.

The boy is one of three juveniles charged in Satterley’s death. One juvenile was dismissed from the case in May. In September, a 10-year-old was committed to state youth service for committing arson and involuntary manslaughter.
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Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri, http://www.newspressnow.com

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