State fighting to keep teen accused of murder locked up

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The state is pushing to keep a 15-year-old accused of murdering his young cousin, locked up until trial. 

According to a criminal complaint, a woman called police on Saturday to report the girl missing. She had been spending the night at her home near Unser and Blake. 

The mother said her son, Jeremiah Morfin, had written a note admitting to killing her. 

Police say Morfin led officers to the girl’s body in a nearby arroyo, where there were signs she had been beaten and sexually assaulted. 

Monday, Morfin’s case was forwarded to District Court where a judge will decide whether he stays behind bars. 

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