Autumn Pasquale murder: Brothers to stay in juvenile detention center
WOODBURY, New Jersey (AP) - Two teenage brothers accused of killing a 12-year-old U.S. girl and leaving her body in a recycling bin were ordered Friday to remain in a juvenile detention center.
Friday's detention hearing in New Jersey was the first court appearance for the teens since they were arrested Tuesday and charged with murdering Autumn Pasquale, who disappeared Oct. 20.
Because it was in family court, the hearing was closed to the public.
Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Michelle Jeneby said both boys were ordered to be detained until the next hearing, scheduled for Nov. 16. She would not give other details.
Because they are juveniles, authorities have not released the boys' names. But neighbors and others identify them as 17-year-old Dante Robinson and 15-year-old Justin Robinson.
Jeneby said her office intends to file papers to have the case moved to adult court.
Authorities say the younger boy lured Autumn to their home to trade bike parts last Saturday. She was last seen alive around noon that day.
Her body was found in a recycling bin behind a vacant house next door to where the Robinsons live.