Judge: State custody for boy, 9, charged in death
BELLEVILLE, Ill. — A judge in St. Clair County has ordered the state to take custody of a 9-year-old boy charged with first-degree murder in a toddler's death.
Associate Judge Walter Brandon on Thursday ordered that the Illinois Department of Human Services take custody of the boy.
The Belleville News Democrat reports the judge also ordered that the boy undergo a psychiatric evaluation by doctors at the Alton Mental Health Center.
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