Authorities awaiting mental tests on teen held in Ragland hanging
by the Associated Press
Oct 03, 2012 | 5516 views |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ASHVILLE (AP) — Authorities are awaiting the results of mental tests before deciding whether to ask a judge to certify a teenager to stand trial as an adult in the hanging death of his 9-year-old half-sister.

St. Clair County District Attorney Richard Minor said Wednesday the findings should be available in time for a decision next month on how to proceed.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested and charged with murder in May after 9-year-old Katelynn Arnold was found hanging from a tree outside her home near Ragland.

Authorities say the boy told investigators he hanged the girl intentionally.

The youth's name hasn't been released because the murder charge was filed in juvenile court. But officials say the teenager remains in custody.

Katelynn and the teen were living together with relatives when she died.
Comments must be made through Facebook
No personal attacks
No name-calling
No offensive language
Comments must stay on topic
No infringement of copyrighted material

Friends to Follow

Today's Events

event calendar

post a new event

Thursday, April 17, 2014