Sunday, March 30, 2014
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A 13-year-old Ocala girl will be tried as an adult in the alleged conspiracy to kill her mother.
Yaquelin Galvez Don was indicted by a grand jury Friday. Typically grand juries indict defendants on first-degree murder charges, but state law required it in this case because the defendant is younger than 15.
During her first court appearance Saturday, the Ocala Star-Banner (http://tinyurl.com/mqqaam8) reports a judge ordered the girl to be held without bond.
Her attorney, Tania Alavi, expressed disappointment in the state's decision, saying Don's age should be taken into consideration.
Detectives say Don lured her mother to the garage earlier this month and that her boyfriend, 15-year-old Pedro Solis, slit the woman's throat.
Authorities say Solis told them he and Don had discussed killing her parents so they could be together.
Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/