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PHOENIX -- Judges in Phoenix have ruled that two 10-year-old boys charged in the alleged gang-rape of an 8-year-old Liberian girl must be released from juvenile detention and placed in therapeutic foster-care homes.
2 kids in girl's rape not competent for trial - azfamily.com's Marissa Wingate reports the two youngest cousing involved in the alleged rape of an 8-year-old Liberian girl have been found not competent to stand trial.
Judge Aimee Anderson ruled Tuesday that one boy is incompetent to stand trial but could become competent. She ordered him enrolled in a program that could render him fit for trial within six months.
Two mental health experts found that the other 10-year-old will not be able to become competent within six months. Judge Dawn Bergin could order the charges against him dismissed at a future hearing.
Phoenix police allege the boys, along with a 13- and 14-year-old, lured the girl to an empty storage shed July 16 and raped her. All four are also Liberian immigrants.
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