We’ve been following the case of Autumn Wood, an 18-year-old from Alabama who allegedly stabbed a younger girl at a party last month. Recently denied youthful offender status, Autumn has now reportedly pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.
Earlier this month, 18-year-old murder suspect Autumn Wood was denied youthful offender status. After a Lauderdale County, Ala., judge denied that request, Autumn’s attorneys objected to that ruling, claiming that the denial violated the young woman’s constitutional rights.
More than two months after applying, Alabama teenager Autumn Wood has been denied youthful offender status. She is charged with murder in the March stabbing death of 14-year-old Brooklyn Hollins.
An attorney for teenage murder suspect Autumn Wood requested youthful offender status for his client at her arraignment Wednesday morning. The attorney’s previous request to try Wood as a juvenile was denied by the same judge.
A 17-year-old Alabama girl has been indicted on murder charges after police say she stabbed to death another girl, 14, in March. According to authorities, a group of approximately 20 teens were having a party at a house with no parents present when a fight broke out between four girls. The fight worked its way into the kitchen where police say Autumn Wood grabbed a knife and stabbed Brooklyn Hollins, who died at the scene.