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Pennsylvania Boy – Then 11 – Charged in Woman's Death to Have Hearing

A boy charged with fatally shooting his father's pregnant fiancée when he was just 11 will get a hearing March 5 to determine if he deserves a new juvenile court trial.

The state Supreme Court in December sent the matter back to Lawrence County juvenile court to hold a hearing about the evidence used to convict Jordan Brown of the February 2009 shotgun killing of 26-year-old Kenzie Houk and her unborn son.

Brown's lawyers and state prosecutors will both file motions before the March 5 hearing, which will determine whether he receives a new juvenile court trial. His attorneys contend there wasn't enough evidence to find him delinquent- the juvenile court equivalent of guilty.

Brown, who is now 17, remains in a juvenile facility.

Prosecutors say none of the evidence points to anybody else.

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