Teen convicted of killing mother placed in Eldora

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 14-year-old convicted of killing his mother will be held at the Eldora State Training School for Boys for the next four years.

The Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/11taCV0 ) a judge made that decision Thursday for Noah Crooks, who earlier this month was found guilty of second-degree murder in the 2012 killing of his mother at their Osage home. The teen shot his mother 22 times.

Noah Crooks’ attorney, William Kutmus, says his client’s case will be reviewed annually, and when he turns 18 a district court judge will have the information needed to decide the teen’s future.

He was tried as a youthful offender, meaning he will stay under the supervision of the judicial system past his 18th birthday.

Options include continued incarceration or another placement.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/

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