the 15-year-old girl being held for the murder of Elizabeth Olten will remain in custody, pending a hearing on November 18th, which will determine if she is to be tried as a juvenile or as an adult. I was pretty sure this hearing was just a formality. They would have had to be stark raving bonkers to release this girl. For starters, she lives just down the street from her victim, so sending her home would have been totally disrespectful to Elizabeth's family. According to students leaving comments on the news stories, the alleged killer's friends have already been making threats against others. The girl's boyfriend, whose home was searched by the FBI, has been receiving threats from the general public, as rumours abound that he helped her with the murder. In short, if you think the circus outside the Anthony's home in Orlando was bad, this would be more of a riot, if this girl were sent home.
The News-Tribune reported this afternoon that the Certification Hearing (to decide if the accused will be tried as an adult) will be open to the public. No cameras or recorders, but members of the public will be allowed in. This leads me to believe that she will be tried as an adult, as, if officials were expecting the decision to go the other way, they would want it kept private to protect her identity as a juvenile. If and (IMO) when she is certified for trial as an adult, her name and other information will be made public.
Here is KMOV video from Elizabeth's funeral this afternoon.