A 16-year-old Fort Worth youth accused of using a hammer to kill a Bedford teen was certified Wednesday to stand trial as an adult.
Jordin Roache was rushed out of the courtroom Wednesday afternoon after Judge Tim Menikos reached his decision following an almost four-hour hearing.
A packed courtroom listened as Roache's attorney Frank Alder told Menikos in his closing argument that the teen would be held more accountable in a juvenile facility if he was found guilty.
And Alder questioned Bedford detectives about the possibility of another suspect in the brutal killing of 14-year-old Kaytlynn Cargill, whose body was found in an Arlington land fill in June.
"Yes, the case remains under investigation," Bedford detective Anthony Shelley testified Wednesday afternoon.