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Hearing to Move Pa. High School Stabbing Case to Juvenile Court, Trial Delayed

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    Hearing to Move Pa. High School Stabbing Case to Juvenile Court, Trial Delayed
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    Alex Hribal, the suspect in the stabbings at the Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh, is taken from a district magistrate after he was arraigned on charges in the attack on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Export, Pa. Authorities say Hribal has been charged after allegedly stabbing and slashing at least 21 people, mostly students, in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday.

    A hearing to determine whether a 17-year-old boy will be tried as a juvenile on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school has been postponed.

    Friday's hearing for Alex Hribal, of Murrysville, has been postponed until June 22. As a result, his potential trial in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court has also been pushed back from next week until at least July 6.

    For now, Hribal remains charged as an adult with 21 counts each of attempted homicide and aggravated assault for the April 2014 rampage at Franklin Regional High School.

    The defense acknowledges Hribal stabbed the victims, but wants the case moved to juvenile court where any punishment would end when he turns 21. Prosecutors want an "adult" trial that could bring decades in prison.