Teen to be tried as juvenile in father's death

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A 16-year-old girl charged with first-degree murder of her father will be tried as a juvenile.

Cleveland County prosecutors say Brittany Herrera's case has been moved from adult to juvenile court. Assistant District Attorney David Brockman says details can not be released because it is now a juvenile matter.

Herrera and her boyfriend - 18-year-old Matthew Gene Fox - were both charged with first degree murder in the January 2009 stabbing death of Leroy Herrera in his south Oklahoma City home.

Both have pleaded not guilty and Fox has said he stabbed Herrera in self-defense. Fox remains charged as an adult in the case.


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