2 Teens Agree to be Tried as Adults in NJ Slayings

2 Teens Agree to be Tried as Adults in NJ Slayings

Published April 22, 2010

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Two more teenagers charged with murdering a couple in a Camden home, then burying their bodies in the yard, have agreed to face trial as adults.

Seventeen-year-old David Hardwick of Pennsauken and 18-year-old Peter Leonce of Astoria, N.Y., both agreed Wednesday to have their case moved to adult court.

They are among 10 people — nine of them teens — charged with one or both of the Feb. 21 slayings of Muriah Huff and Michael Hawkins.

A lawyer for Leonce, an admitted member of the Bloods gang, says his client should be moved to a jail outside Camden because he's been threatened behind bars.

A hearing on moving the case against a 14-year-old girl to adult court is scheduled for May 5.

Written by <P>By the Associated Press</P> <P>&nbsp;</P>

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