The Portage County teen accused of intentionally shooting his 11-year-old brother faced a judge for the first time Wednesday for his arraignment and detention hearing.
According to police, the teen stole his grandparents' gun and shot and killed his younger brother in their Alden Road home on Monday.
The teen appeared before Portage County Juvenile Court Judge Bob Berger on Wednesday, who recommended the boy stay in juvenile detention for the time being.
The teen is facing charges of aggravated murder and the theft of a firearm.
The judge asked the 13-year-old if he understood the charges. "Yes," the boy said.
It's not known at this time if the boy's case will remain in juvenile court or be bound over to adult court. In juvenile court cases, defendants aren't found guilty or not guilty, they are found to be delinquent or not delinquent.
The teen's next court date has not been set.
- Streetsboro teen accused of fatally shooting 11-year-old brother appears in court
- Teen accused in Dixon High School shooting appears in court
- Teen charged with mother's murder appears in adult court
- Teens charged in rock-throwing death to appear in court
- 11-year-old fatally shot grandmother then himself, grandfather tells police
- Cop fired after fatally shooting teen
- Lafayette couple accused of abandoning adopted girl appear in court
- Man accused of accidentally shooting, killing own brother
- Teen charged with stabbing his younger brother