Cristian Fernandez, the 13-year-old boy accused of killing his 2-year-old half-brother (see Breaking Boy News report from September 21, 2012), will stand trial for first-degree murder on March 4.
If he is convicted, he could spend the rest of his life behind bars. If he is acquitted, he could return to the eighth grade.
Cristian, who was 12 at the time of David’s death, is being prosecuted as an adult under Florida law on one count of first-degree murder. He also faces an unrelated charge of sexual battery against his 5-year-old relative.
For the last year and a half, Cristian Fernandez has spent his days in a detention center in Jacksonville, Fla., awaiting trial.
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