Youth violence

Defendant Micheail Ward listens during the trial for the fatal shooting of Hadiya Pendleton at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Prosecutors played a videotape for jurors Tuesday, of an interrogation of a man who ultimately confessed to pulling the trigger in the fatal 2013 shooting of a 15-year-old Chicago honor student Hadiya Pendleton. On the video, Ward can be heard telling police how he fired into a park, aiming for who he believed were rival gang members. Ward is charged with first-degree murder, as is the alleged getaway driver, Kenneth Williams. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
August 23, 2018 - 7:22 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial in the killing of a Chicago teenager days after she participated in then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The parents of the high school honor student gunned down five years ago in a Chicago park bowed their heads as...
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This combination of photos provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Kenneth Williams, left, and Micheail Ward. On Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, jury selection began in Chicago for the trial of the two men charged in the January 2013 fatal shooting of 15-year-old student Hadiya Pendleton just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 7:14 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Two men are standing trial in the 2013 shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. Separate juries have been selected to hear the cases against Micheail Ward and...
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In this May 5, 2014 photo, the casket of Endia Martin is carried by pallbearers following funeral services for 14-year-old at St. Andrew Temple Baptist Church in Chicago. Martin was killed by another 14-year-old in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy. Sentencing is scheduled on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in juvenile court for the teen who pleaded guilty in the death of Martin in January. Under the law she faces a mandatory sentence of five years in custody, or until the age of 21. The teen, who is now 18, can be paroled when she turns 19 next month. (Jessica Koscielniak/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 12:50 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager will be sentenced Wednesday for using a gun given to her by an uncle to kill another girl in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy, ending a chapter in a case that came to symbolize how the gun violence that plagues parts of the city passes from one generation...
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RETRANSMITTED TO UPDATE CAPTION AFTER PAROLE BOARD DECISION - FILE - In this February 1964 file photo, Henry Montgomery, flanked by two deputies, awaits the verdict in his trial for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Hurt in Louisiana. On Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, a three-member panel must decide whether to grant parole to Montgomery, a prisoner who's getting his first chance at freedom after nearly a half-century behind bars. (John Boss/The Advocate via AP, File)/The Advocate via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 2:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences was denied parole Monday, more than a half-century after he killed a sheriff's deputy at age 17. A three-member panel from the state parole board voted 2 to...
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A memorial for Abdel Bashiti, 12, stands outside his father's beauty store on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Two teenagers were arrested this week for shooting and killing Bashiti and wounding several others last Friday. Bashiti was helping his father during a Black Friday sale when he was caught in the crossfire. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
November 28, 2017 - 7:14 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Two teenagers have been arrested in a shooting that killed a 12-year-old and wounded five other boys, a crime that has put a spotlight on a surge of youth violence in Cleveland. U.S. Marshals and police arrested a 15-year-old suspect Tuesday morning at his mother's house while...
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Paulette Carrington, foreground, and fellow juvenile lifer Courtney Boyd, second left, both participants in Uplift Solutions' job training program for former inmates, listen to remarks during a graduation ceremony from the program in Philadelphia, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The release of dozens of former juvenile lifers, set in motion by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling early in 2016, raises a host of questions about how those freed will navigate life on the outside. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 30, 2017 - 12:06 am
What happens when an inmate locked up as a teenager, and never expecting to get out, is freed at 50, 60 or older? A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that sets out the possible release of former juvenile offenders serving life without parole raises questions about how they'll handle the outside world. The...
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FILE - This Aug. 3, 2009, file photo shows a GPS locater worn on the ankle of a parolee in Rio Linda, Calif. Legal scholars say stringent rules in California for juvenile offenders who are required to wear GPS monitoring bracelets are cycling children back behind bars for minor infractions. A report being released Wednesday, July 12, 2017, by the University of California, Berkeley, and the East Bay Law Center found "unrealistically onerous" policies after an examination of 58 counties. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
July 12, 2017 - 5:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Counties' overly stringent and varied GPS tracking policies are cycling California juvenile offenders back behind bars for minor infractions, according to a new report. Rules for juveniles who wear GPS monitors were "unrealistically onerous," and "undermine the rehabilitative...
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The casket of Justin Llivicura is removed from a hearse under the eye of Bishop John Barres of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, prior to Llivicura's funeral Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at St. Joseph the Worker Church in East Patchogue, N.Y. Llivicura, 16, was one of four young men found slain in a suspected MS-13 gang killing in a park in Central Islip, N.Y., on April 12. Police have made no arrests in the recent killings, one of 11 suspected gang killings that have occurred on eastern Long Island since September 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)
April 19, 2017 - 11:55 am
EAST PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — A funeral has been held for one of four young men found brutally slain in a Long Island park in what police suspect was the work of the MS-13 street gang. About 200 mourners, many of them young, attended the Mass on Wednesday in East Patchogue (PACH'-awg) for 16-year-old...
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