• Judge: Teen girls charged in stabbing competent to be tried

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) - A judge has found two teenage girls accused of fatally stabbing the younger girl's mother competent to stand trial.

    The Springfield News-Sun reports Clark County Juvenile Judge Katrine Lancaster made the determination involving the 15-year-old and 13-year-old girls Tuesday. It followed her review of a competency evaluation conducted by a local psychologist.

    The teens both face the juvenile equivalent of murder and felonious assault charges in the May 23 attack. The 13-year-old's father and teen brother also were wounded.

    Authorities say the girls conspired after the 13-year-old's parents told her she couldn't meet with the friend anymore.

    The county prosecutor has asked to move the case against the 15-year-old to adult court. The 13-year-old can't be tried as an adult because of her age.

    Both have pleaded not guilty.


    Information from: Springfield News-Sun, http://www.springfieldnewssun.com

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