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Teens who kill in Georgia could be tried as an adult

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Dougherty County District Attorney Gregory Edwards. Dougherty County District Attorney Gregory Edwards.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

If that case were in Georgia, Philip Chism, that teenager would also most likely be tried as an adult.     

Dougherty District attorney Greg Edwards says when anyone 13 to 17-years old is charged with one of the so called seven deadly sins, prosecutors have the right to send the case to Superior Court where the suspect is treated as an adult. 

"It would initially be in the superior court as an adult crime, so at the start we start off in superior, the action that I take will be based upon the totality of circumstances, looking at the whole of the picture and making a decision based on that," said Greg Edwards, Dougherty County District Attorney.

The seven deadly sins under Georgia law are murder, armed robbery, rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated child molestation, and voluntary manslaughter.

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