Detroit Boy, 13, Found Guilty of Murder in Woman’s Death

Joe Swickard, Detroit Free Press, May 3, 2010

A Detroit teenager was convicted this morning of felony murder and could face life in prison for the killing committed when he was 12 years old.

A Wayne County Circuit Court jury found DeMarco Harris, 13, guilty of killing Trisha Babcock during a robbery last year. Deliberations began Friday and resumed this morning before Judge Sheila Ann Gibson.

Harris will be sentenced June 1under a law that allows juvenile to designated as an adult.

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Harris claimed he was forced by an older youth to take part in the bungled robbery of Babcock, 24, of Genesee County as she sat talking in a parked car on the west side of Detroit.

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victim

Trisha Babcock.

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