Teen charged in officer's death could be tried as adult
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A teenager accused of killing a Nashville police officer in a fiery car crash could be tried as an adult.
The Tennessean reports , 17-year-old Jayona Brown is being held in juvenile detention while prosecutors seek a transfer hearing. They will argue that her charges are serious enough that the case should be moved to adult court, where the consequences of a conviction are more severe.
Officer John Anderson was killed early Thursday morning. Police say he was responding to assist another officer when Brown's Ford Fusion hit Anderson's cruiser with enough force to push it into a nearby utility pole. The cruiser then caught fire.
Anderson was 28 years old and had been on the force for four years.
Brown's charges include vehicular homicide and driving on a suspended license.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
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