[Ed. – Ah, young love!]
The teenage boy and girl charged in a throat-slashing attack on the girl’s mother Sunday morning will stay in juvenile detention for the time being, a judge ruled Monday.
The teens, dressed in yellow jumpsuits, showed little emotion and politely responded to Circuit Judge David Eddy’s questions with simple “Yes, sir” and “No, sir,” answers.
The boy, 15, cast a quick glance at the girl, 13, before he was led away by a bailiff.
The boy and the girl are each being held on one count of attempted second-degree murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder. The names of the suspects and the victims are not being published by the Star-Banner due to the defendants’ ages.
The boy, who is accused of slashing the woman, was accompanied by his mother. She told the judge she is employed at a horse farm and has two other children. Eddy appointed a public defender to represent the boy.
The girl also was assigned a public defender after Eddy noted he was not going to have her parents bear the responsibility of hiring an attorney.
Both of the teens told Marion County Sheriff’s Office investigators that they plotted to kill the girl’s parents so they could be together, according to reports. The parents were against the relationship and had confrontations in the past, including one where the woman reportedly hit the boy with a stick, according to reports.