Senate Republicans back bill to lower attempted murder age

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Senate Republicans back bill to lower attempted murder age

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Senate is moving forward with efforts to lower the age that a judge can try attempted murder suspects in criminal court.

An endorsement to amend a House bill to change the age from 14 to 12 received overwhelming Republican support.

If the amended legislation passes, it would allow a juvenile age 12 or older who tried to commit a murder to be tried as an adult. It comes after a 14-year-old Noblesville student was only sentenced in the juvenile system for shooting a teacher and a fellow student.

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