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Wednesday, December 07, 2011
12-Year-Old Murder Suspect To Be Charged As Adult, Plea Deal Unlikely
(CBS) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Twelve-year-old Cristian Fernandez will be tried as an adult, and is unlikely to get a plea deal for the murder of his two-year old brother.
CBS Miami reports prosecutors believe that in March 2011, Fernandez acted with premeditation when he violently pushed his brother into a bookcase and beat him while his mother was out. The two-year-old victim died two days later from a fractured skull and bleeding in the brain.
Fernandez is the youngest person ever charged with first degree murder in Jacksonville.