Consequences Assistant Becker County Attorney Kevin Miller says when cases like this come across his desk, his decision to prosecute is typically already determined by the statute.“If there’s a crime broken there, you have to end up quite frequently charging it out,” said Miller, who does say every case is different, and therefore which punishments are sought can vary.
If the person being charged is an adult, they may be harsher.
When they arrived, they found the two teens with gunshot wounds.
The boy has been identified by Sanford Medical Center in Fargo as Dylan Cox.
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The girl, Tabitha Belmonte, was a sophomore at Perham-Dent High School.
For so many, the whole world of teen dating can seem like a very gray area of what is right, what is wrong and what is too young.
She says Cox used to be a student at Perham High School, but had enrolled in another area school.
Those who knew Belmonte describe her as kind and determined, keeping up her grades as a teenage mother and even devoted herself as a member of the school speech team.
We’re not trying to stop that — it’s when they take it one step further.”So how do these instances make it from the private corners of teenagers’ lives to the desks of law enforcement officers?
“Sometimes from parents, but mostly mandated reporters,” said Nguyen.