Tuesday, January 8, 2008
DJINN BUCKINGHAM BACK IN COURT
Perhaps this will be a good ending for Djinn, he has suffered more than any child should ever have to endure as a child".
Teen arsonist Djinn Buckingham will be back in court
January 08, 2008 11:03 AM
A Monroe County Court review hearing will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, to determine if a juvenile arsonist-killer should remain at the detention-treatment facility where he’s currently placed. Djinn Buckingham, 15, was found delinquent in county juvenile court of setting a December 2005 fire that killed his 11-year-old cousin in their Polk Township home. Buckingham in July 2006 was placed at Cornell Abraxas in South Mountain. Cornell Abraxas is a secure detention-treatment center geared to focus specifically on Buckingham’s emotional issues that led to his fire-setting behavior.
The judge, along with prosecuting and defense attorneys, will receive a report from Cornell Abraxas on the status of Buckingham’s treatment. At the end of the review hearing, depending on the report and any testimony presented, the judge could decide to leave Buckingham at that facility, place him in a less restrictive program or return him home to his family. All or part of the hearing, depending on whether confidential testimony is involved, might be closed to the public and press.
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