Hearing to try Puyallup juvenile as adult for attempting to kill 7-year-old postponed

Staff writerJuly 30, 2013 

A Tuesday hearing to determine whether the case of a 14-year-old Puyallup boy charged with attempting to kill a 7-year-old girl should be moved to adult court has been postponed.

The boy is currently charged in Pierce County Juvenile Court with attempted murder, kidnapping and first-degree rape. County prosecutors have requested a hearing to determine whether the boy should be prosecuted as an adult. That hearing is now scheduled for Aug. 6, court records show.

Authorities say the boy lured the girl to a wooded area July 10, sexually assaulted her, then choked her and left her to die. The girl identified the boy as her attacker.

He has yet to enter a plea.


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