Family of victim advocates for adult charges against three DC adolescents accused in fatal beating

In October 2023, three girls, aged 12 and 13, were arrested and are currently in custody for the alleged murder of 64-year-old Reggie Brown. The suspects recently appeared in a juvenile courtroom, facing charges of second-degree murder. Speaking exclusively to FOX 5’s Shomari Stone, Reggie Brown’s family expressed their desire for the teenagers to be charged as adults.

Three girls, aged 12 and 13, have been arrested and are currently in custody for the alleged murder of 64-year-old Reggie Brown in October 2023.

The suspects have made their appearance in a juvenile courtroom on the weekend, facing charges of second-degree murder.

Reggie Brown’s family expressed their exclusive outrage to FOX 5’s Shomari Stone, stating their strong desire for the teens to be charged as adults. They are deeply disappointed that the three girls are being charged as juveniles.

According to Brown’s family, the 64-year-old had been dealing with cancer and was in a weakened state.

According to FOX 5, the residents of the Northwest neighborhood where Brown resided described him as a peaceful individual who occasionally approached people for financial assistance.

According to his family, on the night of his death, he was simply walking back to his apartment that he shared with his sister. It was during this walk that he unexpectedly encountered a man and three girls. Tragically, they allegedly attacked him.

On Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at approximately 1 a.m., it occurred.

“They should face adult charges because they were fully aware of their actions,” expressed Brown’s sister in an interview with FOX 5. “Their behavior reflects that of adults, and therefore, they should be held accountable as such.”

“It’s important to have your children at home, getting ready for school at that time of night,” she emphasized.

According to a family member of the 12-year-old suspect, she resided in an apartment on the 500 block of Peabody Street NW, which was in close proximity to the location where Brown’s tragic incident took place. It was revealed that she lived with one of the 13-year-old suspects.

According to sources, there was a scuffle between the suspects before they fled the scene. During the altercation, a 12-year-old was shot in the leg but managed to survive.

Family speaks out after 3 teen girls charged with murdering 64-year-old

Reggie Brown’s family expressed to FOX 5’s Shomari Stone that he was a compassionate individual who always looked out for others and was willing to go above and beyond to help those in need. They are struggling to comprehend why anyone would want to take his life.

The police apprehended both the 12-year-old and the 13-year-old.

The alleged accomplice, who is also 13 years old, was apprehended a day prior to the other individual.

The Office of the Attorney General has stated that they are unable to comment on the reasons why the girls are not being charged as adults, as they are considered juveniles.

In general, the law in D.C. does not allow for children under the age of 15 to be prosecuted as adults.

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