A 14-year-old boy, Tyrone Harvin, has been charged with murder and rape in connection with the death of an 83-year-old woman, Dorothy Mae Neal, in Baltimore, as reported by Wbaltv.
“I went back and was just making sure it wasn’t a typo that when he was in fact 14 and just recently had a birthday,” Baltimore police media relations Chief T.J. Smith said. “Many of us were probably thinking younger person, but I don’t think anyone was thinking a 14-year-old could be capable of something like this.”
Maryland law requires Harvin be charged as an adult. He is accused of sexually assaulting and killing Neal, who was found unresponsive on Aug. 29 in her West Baltimore apartment.
She later died at a hospital after being beaten by Harvin, who lived on the same street with her.