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VERSAILLES, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana boy who was 13 when he allegedly killed his two young siblings will be tried as an adult in their suffocation deaths.

A Ripley County judge found Nickalas J. Kedrowitz competent to stand trial before waiving him into adult court on Aug. 30. His double-murder trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 18, 2020.

Kedrowitz, who's now 15, was arrested in August 2018 in the May 2017 killing of his 23-month-old half-sister, Desiree McCartney, and the July 2017 killing of his 11-month-old stepbrother, Nathaniel Ritz.

Both were slain at the family's home in Osgood, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) southeast of Indianapolis.

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Ripley County Prosecutor Richard Hertel tells the Madison Courier that Indiana law allows juveniles as young as 12 to be tried as adults for murder.

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Information from: The Madison Courier, http://www.madisoncourier.com

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