Judge allows home detention for boy accused of killing teen - FOX Carolina 21

Judge allows home detention for boy accused of killing Taylors teen

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A Greenville County judge ruled a 12-year-old boy accused of killing a 15-year-old boy can remain at home while he awaits trial.

Judge Marsh Robertson said the boy can await trial on home detention with electronic monitoring following his arrest on Friday in the death of Trayvon Dodd, according to the solicitor's office.

The judge ordered that no guns be kept in the boy's home and he must undergo a mental health consultation, according to the solicitor's office.

The boy was charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Sept. 11 shooting at a home on Woodleigh Drive. Deputies have not released his name because he is a minor.

South Carolina law defines involuntary manslaughter as "criminal negligence", the reckless disregard of the safety of others.

Greenville County deputies said the suspect was criminally negligent, however, their investigation has not revealed evidence of malice.

His next hearing date has not yet been released.

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