NEW CASTLE (KDKA) — State Superior Court has remanded Jordan Brown’s decertification hearing back to Common Pleas Court.
A Lawrence County judge had ruled Brown, 11 at the time of his arrest for the murder of his father’s girlfriend, should be tried as an adult.
The Superior Court had questions about whether Brown’s Fifth Amendment rights to self incrimination had been violated during an interview with a psychiatrist.
Brown’s attorney, David Acker of New Castle told KDKA-TV: “I’m happy about the decision. It’s what we wanted.”
Acker believes another hearing may be held within just a few weeks that will determine whether Brown will be tried as a juvenile or as an adult.
Brown is accused of killing 26-year-old Kenzie Houk, his father’s fiancée back in February of 2009 in New Beaver Township.
Appeal Hearing Held In Jordan Brown Case