Tuesday, February 4, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 14-year-old California boy charged as a juvenile in the fatal shooting of his 17-year-old sister after an argument must remain in custody.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1e0pG2M) an Alameda County commissioner agreed with prosecutors who called the boy a flight risk, noting that he fled the scene of the shooting before surrendering to police six days later.
The boy appeared at the hearing Monday at the Juvenile Justice Center in San Leandro.
Prosecutors have charged the boy with murder and three weapons allegations, all felonies, in the slaying of Justice Toliver on Jan. 23. Relatives have said the shooting occurred after the two siblings got into an argument over laundry at the family's apartment in Oakland's Chinatown.
The commissioner said he would allow the boy to attend his sister's funeral while accompanied by a probation officer.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com