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13-year-old charged with murder in shooting death of Indianapolis woman

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Posted at 12:29 PM, Oct 26, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — A 13-year-old has been charged with murder, burglary, and criminal recklessness, in the death of an Indianapolis woman who was fatally shot during an apparent home invasion earlier this month, according to the Marion County Prosecutor's Office.

The charges announced Tuesday were filed in the Juvenile Division of Marion County Superior Court.

The prosecutor's office told WRTV Wednesday it will ask a judge to move the 13-year-old's murder and burglary case to adult court. A date for that hearing has not been set.

In Indiana, a juvenile as young as 12 can be tried as an adult on a murder charge.

For youths 15 and younger, prosecutors must first ask a juvenile court judge to waive jurisdiction. Prosecutors and defense lawyers will present evidence to the juvenile court before the judge decides whether the child should be tried as an adult.

The teenager allegedly shot and killed 69-year-old Antonia Reiner around 5 a.m. Oct. 10 inside her home in the 1200 block of Windsor Street.

Medics transported Reiner in critical condition to an area hospital where she later died.

Police arrested the juvenile later in the day on Oct. 10, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

The 13-year-old has not been publicly identified. A spokesperson for the Marion County Prosecutor's Office said the court must grant permission to release a juvenile's name, which has not happened yet.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

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