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Ohio Supreme Court will consider mandatory trials of some teens as adults

by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Ohio's high court consider age in a Summit County case.
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The Ohio Supreme Court is considering a Summit County case this week in which a 16-year-old boy had to be tried as an adult. WKSU' M.L. Schultze has this preview.
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Alexander Quarterman held up a group of friends while they were playing cards. That was in November 2011, and he was 16.The juvenile court found probable cause that he committed the crime of aggravated robbery using a gun. And under Ohio law, that combination of age, crime and gun means he had to be tried in adult court.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison. His lawyers say the mandatory nature of the law means Quarterman could not get a fair trial because the law won’t let judges consider the backgrounds or other circumstances when it comes to the 16- and 17-year-olds they’re sending to adult court.

 Other cases the state high court will consider this week involve Ohio’s whistleblower statute, and an appeal involving a PUCO ruling and $36 million an electric company was allowed to charge previous customers.
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