AG asks for review of Brown case

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The state attorney general’s office has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review a lower court decision overturning the guilty verdict against a 15-year-old western Pennsylvania boy who allegedly killed his father’s pregnant fiancee and her unborn child when he was 11.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court in May overturned Jordan Brown’s conviction and sent the case back to Lawrence County juvenile court.

That’s where a judge ruled in April 2012 that Brown was delinquent – the juvenile court equivalent of guilty – in the 2009 deaths of 26-year-old Kenzie Houk and her unborn son. Houk was shot in the back of the head with Brown’s .20-gauge youth model shotgun.

The boy’s lawyer, Stephen Colafella, didn’t immediately return a call for comment.

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