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9-Year-Old Boy Who Stabbed 5-Year-Old Sister in Ocala Likely Won’t Be Tried as Adult, Former Judge Says

A 9-year-old boy had his first appearance in court Tuesday morning for allegedly stabbing his 5-year-old sister multiple times Monday afternoon, according to the Ocala Police Department.

Former judge Belvin Perry believes prosecutors will try the boy as a juvenile, not and adult. If that ends up being the case, the boy will only be sentenced to a fraction of what an adult might get for the same crime.

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