Saturday, October 20, 2018
ABC 20-20: How a boy of 11 was charged as an adult with murder in PA
ABC 20-20 aired a disturbing segment Friday night, “My Son Is Not a Monster”.
The story concerns Jordan Brown, in Wampum, PA, north of Pittsburgh. When father Chris Brown’s fiancée Kenzie Houk was murdered in Feb. 2009 by a shotgun while 8-1/2 months pregnant, the son Jordan at age 11 was charged with the murder at age 11. The ABC story is here.
The charge – the arrest at 3:30 AM – seemed to depend on circumstantial evidence surrounding the weapon.
The case was eventually moved back to juvenile court, and Jordan was convicted in a bench trial. But eventually the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the conviction over unconvincing evidence.
A different suspect has never been found.