Tried As Adult: Teen Charged With Asking Friend To Kill Her Father

A judge says a Maryland teen charged with asking a friend to kill her father will be tried as an adult.

Washington County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone ruled Thursday that Danielle Black's case would stay in adult court. He says it was a close call.

The 15-year-old faces one count of solicitation of first-degree murder stemming from the fatal Halloween stabbing of her father, 47-year-old Billy Lee Black.

Prosecutors say Danielle asked a friend on a school bus to kill her father because he was physically abusing her. She contends she only wanted her father roughed up, not killed.

A different friend, 20-year-old Alec Eger, is charged with first-degree murder in the case.

Danielle's attorney says she will plead not guilty.


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  • by Wilma Location: dancydown, TN on Jun 1, 2009 at 06:48 AM
    My god, kids today have just gone lulu. Of course, the story says she was physically abused. Most likely though, the father had RULES and told his child to abide by them. The spoiled kid did not like it and decided to put a contract out on her father and found another idiot to do the job. Genius younger children. Another proud moment for the under 21 crowd.
  • by robert Location: newport on May 31, 2009 at 04:55 PM
    Why of coarse she will plead not guilty. That is how lawyers make their money, with-out conscience. Milk the system, even if they know that a client is guilty.
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