A 16-year-old Northside boy, charged with kidnapping and murdering 13-year-old Mary Hall, will appear Feb. 7 before Juvenile Court Judge Sylvia Hendon, who will decide if his case stays in juvenile court or is transferred to adult court.The Northside girl’s body was found Sunday in an empty building a few blocks from her home. Lt. Mike Jones, commander of the Homicide Unit, would not identify the suspect except as a male who was an ”acquaintance” of Mary’s.
Jones said the arrest came after police received numerous tips. No more arrests are anticipated, he said, but he declined to release any more informationOfficer Robert Williams spotted the suspect in the 3300 block of Burnet Avenue in Avondale about 3:30 p.m. Monday.Police said he resisted arrest and, at one point, tried to take Williams’ gun before he was subdued. Williams was not seriously injured, and felonious assault was added to the other charges against the teen.If he is tried and convicted in adult court, the maximum sentence he could face is life in prison. He could not be sentenced to death because of his age.
Mary was last seen Saturday afternoon walking from her home on Mad Anthony Avenue; her body was found in the basement of a building at 1301 Chase Ave. Sunday afternoon by con struction workers renovating the property.According to a missing person’s report filed Sunday by Mary’s mother, Mary McCumber, the girl had a history of running away.Mary and her mother lived above Park Chili. When the girl came there Saturday, she ordered two chili dogs to go, said owner Phil Bazoff, whose father opened the diner in 1937.”She was not a bad kid at all,” Bazoff said. ”She hadn’t even lived her life. She didn’t even know what life was about.”
Neighbors say the area isn’t as safe as it used to be. In the past 10 to 15 years, new residents have moved in, bringing many strangers who don’t have close community ties, some say.”This neighborhood has changed a lot,” said Valerie Jackson, a 30-year Northside resident who works near the building where Mary’s body was found. ”These kids don’t have anything el se better to do than hang out on the street corners.”Anyone with information is asked to call police at (513) 352-3542.A fund to pay funeral costs has been set up at St. Boniface Parish, where Mary attended church; at Chase Elementary School, where she was a sixth-grader; and at Northside Bank and Trust Co. About $400 had been donated so far.
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