DA: Eighth grade girl charged in mother’s death should stay in adult jail

    An eastern Pennsylvania prosecutor says an eighth-grader accused of having conspired with her soldier boyfriend to have her mother killed should remain in adult jail while she awaits trial.

    Defense attorney John Waldron earlier filed a petition to have 14-year-old Jamie Silvonek returned to the juvenile facility in Berks County where she was sent the day after the body of 54-year-old Cheryl Silvonek was found last month.

    The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said Friday that he will oppose the petition as well as Waldron’s request to move the case to juvenile court.

    The teenager is charged as an adult with homicide and criminal conspiracy. Twenty-year-old Caleb Barnes of Fort Meade, Maryland is charged with homicide.

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