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12/20/05 - Nacogdoches

Juvenile Argues For Freedom

by Donna McCollum

Gary Lynn Batchelor Junior wanted to go and live with his grandmother. But instead he will return to the juvenile detention facility until at least January 13th. Two other juveniles waived their latest detention hearing.

Batchelor turned 16 last month. The Cushing High School student is one of six people accused in the October murder for hire of James Kelly. District Attorney Stephanie Stephens explained, "He'll stay in the detention center until the judge chooses to release him on condition of release, until there's some sort of adjudication hearing on the pending petition or until he is certified as an adult." the D.A. tells us she plans to file adult certification papers on all three juveniles. Marcia Kelly, the victim's wife is believed to have master minded her husband's murder.

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