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Teens To Be Tried As Adults in Kidnapping of Elderly Lincoln Woman

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By Karen Campbell


GEORGETOWN, Del. - Sussex County Superior Court Judge Richard Stokes denied the defense motions to transfer the charges against three teens being tried in the kidnapping of an 89-year old Lincoln woman.

Attorneys argued their clients, who are charged with carjacking, kidnapping and conspiracy, should be tried in Family Court.

An indictment charged 14 year-old Junia McDonald and 15 year-old Jackeline Perez with one count each of Carjacking 1st Degree, Kidnapping 1st Degree, and Robbery 1st Degree and three counts of Conspiracy 2nd Degree.   The indictment charges 17 year-old Rondaiges Harper and 17 year-old Phillip Brewer with one count each of Carjacking 1st Degree and Kidnapping 1st Degree and two counts of Conspiracy 2nd Degree.

Brewer, previously pleaded guilty in Superior Court to one count each of Carjacking 2nd Degree, Kidnapping 2nd Degree, and Conspiracy 2nd Degree and faces sentencing upon the conclusion of the other cases.

The fifth juvenile arrested in connection with this incident, a 15-year-old Bridgeville girl, was charged with receiving stolen property and second-degree conspiracy.

The incident happened last March. Police say Margaret Smith was carjacked by two teenage girls, after she gave them a ride from a Chicken Man convenience store in Milford to a home in Lincoln some four miles away. Smith told police she was then robbed of more than $500 and that two girls forced her into the trunk of her car. Authorities said the teens drove around for two days with Smith in the trunk before leaving her in a graveyard. Police say they later found the teens in her car.

A visitor to the cemetery found Smith wandering around the graves and called police.

According to the Justice Department, all four teens are awaiting a case review in Superior Court. A date has not yet been set.



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