The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office has asked the state's highest court to review the case of a Lawrence County teenager who was 11 years old when he was charged in the 2009 killing of his father's pregnant fiancee.
State prosecutors filed the petition today, asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to examine the Jordan Brown case after the state's Superior Court denied state attorneys' request to rehear the case last month.
Jordan was adjudicated delinquent in April 2012 in the homicides of Kenzie Houk, 26, and her unborn child and placed in a secure juvenile facility. Prosecutors said he shot her in the back of the head while she slept in their New Beaver farmhouse.
The Superior Court overturned that decision in May, citing unsupported evidence, and ordered the case to return to Lawrence County juvenile court.
The story attracted widespread attention and interest from juvenile justice advocates at the time because Jordan was first charged as a adult.
One of his attorneys, Stephen Colafella, did not immediately return a message.
Molly Born: firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-263-1944 or on Twitter @borntolede.