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Boy Charged For Killing Worker At Youth Facility

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By Matt Bush

In Maryland, a 14-year-old boy has been charged as juvenile for the murder of a worker at a state youth facility in Prince George's County where he was housed. Following the murder of 65-year-old Hannah Wheeling, the superintendent of the Cheltenham Youth Facility was demoted, two workers were fired and two others were disciplined.

Several state lawmakers, including Delegate Anthony O'Donnell, have criticized the state's department of juvenile services, as well as the Prince George's County State's Attorney office for giving out little information regarding the case. State's Attorney Glenn Ivey says he can't talk about the investigation right now.

"We appreciate the legislature's interest. My wife is a state delegate, certainly she reminds me of the respect that body should receive. But we have a job to do here and we have to make sure we do it in the right way, and politics is irrelevant to us," says Ivey.

Ivey says they will attempt to try the boy as an adult.

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