Mental assessment sought for teen accused of shooting mom

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STERLING, Ill. (AP) _ The attorney for a northwestern Illinois girl charged with murder in the death of her mother is asking for a psychological assessment of the teenager.

The body of 53-year-old Peggy S. Schroeder was found in a burning home July 8 in Morrison, about 130 miles (209 kilometers) west of Chicago. Schroeder’s daughter was charged as a juvenile with two counts of first-degree murder, concealing a homicide and arson.

The teen allegedly shot her mother in the head and attempted to conceal the body by setting the house on fire.

Sauk Valley Media reports a hearing on the motion for a psychological examination of the 15-year-old is scheduled Nov. 13 in Whiteside County Court.

Whiteside County State’s Attorney Terry Costello is seeking to try her and an accused accomplice as adults.
Information from: The Daily Gazette

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