Judge Rules Kaylee Gain Attack Suspect Will Be Tried As Juvenile – One America News Network

MIAMI - FEBRUARY 02: A judges gavel rests on top of a desk in the courtroom of the newly opened Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum February 3, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The museum is located in the only known structure in the nation that was designed, devoted to and operated as a separate station house and municipal court for African-Americans. In September 1944, the first black patrolmen were sworn in as emergency policemen to enforce the law in what was then called the "Central Negro District." The precinct building opened in May 1950 to provide a station house for the black policemen and a courtroom for black judges in which to adjudicate black defendants. The building operated from 1950 until its closing in 1963. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A judges gavel rests on top of a desk in the courtroom of the newly opened Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum February 3, 2009 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

OAN’s Abril Elfi
3:21 PM – Friday, May 24, 2024

A judge has ruled that the teen accused of beating her classmate Kaylee Gain and sending her into a coma will not be charged as an adult.


On Wednesday, a St. Louis judge stated that the case is set to remain in juvenile court after the judge reviewed the unnamed suspect’s school history and met with the girl and her family.

On March 8th, 16-year-old Gain was left severely injured after a fight broke out outside of Hazelwood East High School. 

Video footage shared on social media showed the suspect attacking Gain by getting on top of her while repeatedly bashing her head into the concrete. 

Gain’s family stated that even though she eventually woke up from her coma, she still has a long road to recovery. 

Greg Smith, the adolescent’s defense lawyer, stated in court on Wednesday that Gain had previously received a school suspension for fighting with the 15-year-old and had struck her first.

Smith maintained that his client behaved well while incarcerated in a juvenile detention facility. She had a stable home life, and performed well academically.

Following the fight, Gain spent months in the hospital before returning home.

She still experiences short-term memory loss, attends physical and speech therapy multiple days a week, and will soon undergo surgery to replace a missing portion of her skull, but overall, she is now doing well.

Gain’s family lawyer, Bryan Kaemmerer, said earlier this month that she still deals with “trauma, fear and pain that have arisen from this incident.”

He also stated that Gain’s family would “respect” the judge’s choice of whether to try the 15-year-old as an adult or juvenile.

The family of the teen suspect stated that they had received multiple threats “based on their race” following the incident and that the juvenile had been acting in self-defense.

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