All of them are being charged as adults regardless of their age because of the heinous nature of the crime:
Ari Morales, 16 years old
Cody Ray Smith, 15 years old
Marcelles Peter, 17 years old
Manuel Ortega, 19 years old
Add to that, quite possibly:
Salvador Rodriguez, 21 years old
Then we have the mother of Marcelles Peter, Monquahsa Peter, saying that if her son is found guilty and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law that she will sue the City of Richmond.
Her son, Marcelles, says he was just walking by. Yeah, that’s right, teenagers NEVER lie.
To the parents of these children, I have two words: NICE JOB!