Judge rules teen accused of murder will be tried as adult

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A judge Wednesday ruled that a teenaged murder suspect will be tried as an adult.

Family Court Judge Judy McMahon ruled that Derrell Green, 14, would be tried as an adult because she didn't think he would be rehabilitated in the juvenile justice system.

The decision could mean the difference between years and decades in prison if Green, if convicted.

He is accused of gunning down 17-year-old Larry Maybank in February outside Daniel Jenkins Academy in North Charleston.

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