Indiana seeks new review of boy's slaying conviction
The Indiana attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to decide whether a northeastern Indiana boy convicted as an adult at age 12 of killing his stepfather should receive a new trial.
The attorney general's office announced Thursday it was appealing a December Indiana Court of Appeals ruling that a county judge improperly decided a week after Paul Gingerich's arrest that he could be charged as an adult.
Gingerich is serving a 25-year sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit murder.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller says he's concerned about the legal precedent of a plea agreement being overturned on appeal.
Defense attorney Monica Foster says Gingerich is a little boy whose case was mishandled by the local judge and that the attorney general's appeal is disgraceful.
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