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Attorneys want judge to block effort to try teen as adult

August 24, 2018

DENVER (AP) — Attorneys defending a Denver teenager charged with killing her seven-year-old nephew want a judge to block prosecutors’ effort to try the girl as an adult.

The Denver Post reports that a judge on Friday scheduled several days in January to hear arguments on that question and other issues.

Prosecutors in August charged Jennie Bunsom, 16, with first-degree murder and fatal child abuse in the death of Jordan Vong.

According to court records, Bunsom was upset when Vong would not leave her room and pushed him off the bed. The records said she then put her hand over the boy’s mouth and plugged his nose when he cried.

Vong’s family reported him missing on Aug. 6. Police found his body inside the family home the next day.

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