FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A judge has cleared the way for an eastern Arizona boy charged with killing his father and his father's friend in 2008 to enroll in public school and transition into a foster home.
The now-15-year-old boy was a third-grader in St. Johns when police accused him of the murders. He pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of the friend, Tim Romans, and was sentenced to a treatment facility and probation until he's 18.
The boy's attorney, Ron Wood, says the latest evaluations show the boy isn't a threat to himself or others, allowing him to join a regular classroom and move to a therapeutic foster home that's more like a family setting.
Apache County Attorney Michael Whiting says he wants clarification on how schools would be notified.