Defense: Move girl's throat-slitting case to juvenile court

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Posted: Aug 09, 2016 12:18 PM

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys are fighting a decision to charge as an adult a 14-year-old girl accused of trying to kill her brother's girlfriend in Wisconsin.

Kali Jade Bookey told police she used shards of broken bowls to cut the throat of her 15-year-old victim in New Richmond last month. Authorities say Bookey told investigators she was jealous of her brother's relationship with the girl and that she told her victim she was a psychopath looking for her first kill.

She is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

After a hearing Monday, defense attorney John Kucinski said he'll try to move her case to juvenile court. He says it's illogical to automatically prosecute a 14-year-old as an adult.

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The judge could take months to decide whether Bookey should be tried as an adult.