LOGAN, Utah – The Latest on two 16-year-old boys charged with shooting a girl in the head (all times local):
Prosecutors say two Utah teens charged with shooting a 14-year-old girl in the back of the head and leaving her wounded in a ditch lured her there with a plan to rob and kill her.
Charging documents filed Tuesday say the 16-year-old boys told the girl they wanted to sell her a knife, but after she arrived, they shot her. She's in critical condition in a medically induced coma.
Authorities say one of the boys said greed made him do it. They stole $55.
The girl was found in a dry canal in the small town of Smithfield early Friday after she didn't make it home from school.
The boys were charged with attempted aggravated murder, robbery and obstruction of justice.
The Associated Press isn't naming the defendants because they're juveniles. It wasn't immediately clear if they had attorneys.
Authorities say two teenage boys are under arrest after a 14-year-old girl who didn't make it home from school was found in a northern Utah ditch with a gunshot wound to the head.
A family spokeswoman said Tuesday the girl remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma.
Prosecutors say two 16-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of robbery, attempted murder and obstruction of justice. Prosecutors want to try them as adults.
Police declined to answer questions about what led to the shooting or whether the teens had known each other before.
The girl was reported missing Thursday evening and found about seven hours later in a dry canal in the small town of Smithfield, about 90 miles north of Salt Lake City.