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More Time Granted In Burlington Murder Case

BURLINGTON, Colo. (AP) – A judge has ruled there’s enough evidence to try a 12-year-old Burlington boy in the slayings of his parents. But still to be determined is whether he’ll face those charges as an adult or a child.

District Attorney Bob Watson originally had 30 days to decide whether to ask a judge to move the case against the 12-year-old boy to adult court. But Watson said Tuesday that a ruling at the request of the boy’s lawyers now gives him 60 days to make a decision.

He said the ruling came during a closed-door Monday at the request of the defense, which wants to submit material to persuade him to keep the case in juvenile court.

The boy is accused of killing his parents, Charles and Marilyn Long and wounding two younger siblings.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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