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Girl, 14, 1 of youngest to be tried as adult

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A northern Kentucky girl, arraigned on a
murder charge, is one of the youngest children to be tried in adult
court in the state.

Emily Ball is 14 and the Kentucky Enquirer reported her
arraignment Tuesday on charges of murder, kidnapping and tampering
with physical evidence.

Ball and two adult co-defendants are accused of luring
17-year-old Travis White of Covington to the apartment where Ball
lived and fatally beating and slashing him on Feb. 25.

Legal advocate for children Rebecca DiLoreto said she isn't
aware of any girl under 16 being charged with or convicted of
murder in adult court.

Ball could be sentenced to up to life in prison if convicted as
an adult.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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