By Kim Glovas
WOODBURY, N.J. (CBS) — The Gloucester County prosecutor’s office is applying to Family Court to transfer two teens to adult court after they were accused of murdering a 12-year-old girl.
Prosecutor Sean Dalton says the gravity of the case should move it to adult court.
Two brothers, aged 15 and 17, are charged with the strangulation death of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale, of Clayton, NJ.
The girl left her home on a Saturday afternoon on her BMX bike. Her body was found two days later in a recycling bin in the neighborhood (see related coverage).
The two boys are charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, disposing of a body, tampering with evidence, and theft. The prosecutor says the boys lured Autumn into their home because they wanted her bike.
If convicted as adults, the two could face at least 30 years in prison without parole.