Reporting David Madden
By David Madden
CLAYTON, N.J. (CBS) – It has been almost nine months now since two Gloucester County teenagers were arrested and charged with the beating death of a neighbor girl in Clayton.
Family complaints over how the Gloucester County Prosecutor handled the case early on prompted the state to give it to the Camden County Prosecutor three and a half months after the teenage brothers were first arrested.
They remain in juvenile custody as a new prosecution team seeks to have them tried as adults.
“Our efforts are looking towards a waiver of the defendants. They’re juveniles and that’s what we’re pursuing right now, waiving them to adult court,” says Camden County prosecutor spokesman Jason Laughlin.
However, no one can say how close they may be to actually arguing that matter.
The Gloucester County Family Court judge handling the case has put a gag order on all involved.
In the meantime, the next juvenile detention hearing for the two defendants is set for later this week.