Indiana Senate Okays Attempted Murder Charges For 12-Year-Olds

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Children as young as 12 could soon be charged as adults with attempted murder in Indiana.

The state Senate yesterday overwhelmingly approved a new plan that lowers the age for attempted murder charges.
Current law says kids younger than 14 cannot be charged as adults.
That prevented prosecutors from seeking more jail time for the 13-year-old who shot a classmate and a teacher at Noblesville West Middle School last May.
Only three senators voted against the plan.