VIRGINIA BEACH — Two teenagers charged with murder in connection to a 2016 shooting spree across Virginia Beach are scheduled to appear in court in March.
The Hawk Road and Campion Court shootings resulted in deaths of victims, according to a release from the Virginia Beach Police Department.
The teenagers, both 17 at the time of the crimes, were arrested on Dec. 10. Both are charged with first-degree murder and a number of other charges associated with the shootings.
The juveniles are scheduled for detention reviews on March 2. At that time, a Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judge will decide if they should remain in custody.
On March 28, the teenagers will appear back in court for a certification hearing in which a judge will decide if there is sufficient evidence against them to certify the case to a grand jury.
If the case is certified by a grand jury, the juveniles will be charged as adults. According to the Virginia Department of Education, a juvenile will automatically be tried as an adult if they are over the age of 14 and are charged with murder.
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