First look at Malcolm Hardy, Detroit teen suspect in triple homicide killing 5-year old, appears in court for probable cause hearing
Metro Detroiters are getting their first glance of Malcolm Hardy, 16-year old suspect in the triple homicide leaving a 5-year old dead, when he appeared in court on Monday for a probable cause conference before 36th District Court Judge Kenneth King, and is the latest alleged juvenile homicide offender as Michigan grapples with a seemingly crime wave of violence committed by minors.
Malcolm Hardy, a Detroit teen charged as an adult with three counts of felony murder, three counts of first-degree premeditated murder, two counts of armed robbery, and eight counts of felony firearm after what investigators call a robbery gone bad.
A second teen suspect, now released for lack of evidence, along with Hardy are said to have murdered a young couple and a five-year old child execution-style on February 18th approximately @9:27 p.m. at a Detroit West Side home on Evergreen during an attempted robbery and is alleged to have been familiar with the boyfriend.
The victims of this crime have been identified as LaShon Marshall (aged: 28), her boyfriend, Aaron Benson (aged: 32), and her five-year old son, Caleb Harris, who sustained two gunshot wounds to the head.
The juvenile suspect, Malcolm Hardy, was taken into custody on February 25th and arraigned on 16 counts of criminal charges the next day.
Malcolm Ray Hardy, 16, appearing for virtual probable cause conference.
Malcolm Hardy Probable Cause Hearing
Hardy appeared for a virtual probable cause conference with his attorney, Evan Callanan, Evan H. Callanan, PC of Belleville, MI who petitioned the court for a continuance of the probable cause proceedings due to a high volume of discovery.
Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Micheal S. Glynne appeared on behalf of the state.
The hearing was adjourned until 4/12/22 @11:30 a.m. All parties agreed to proceed with the preliminary exam the same day @1:30 p.m.
Hardy is remanded to remain in custody at the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility in compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).
Only a small memorial remains of the young family who shared this home on Evergreen Road in Detroit, MI before this tragedy on February 18, 2022.
Juvenile Justice Reform Laws
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) prohibits housing juvenile defendants with adult inmates while awaiting trial, even when charged as an adult.
The exception to adult detainment for juvenile offenders may occur where a judge finds that it is in the interest of justice including public safety to do so such as in the case of the Oxford High School shooting suspect, Ethan Crumbley, who was deemed a "menace to other juveniles" by Judge Nancy Carniak during his probable cause hearing in Oakland County's District Court and denied transfer from Oakland County Jail to Children's Village following a recent Placement Hearing by Circuit Court Judge Kwame' Rowe on February 22, 2022.
In such cases, the law requires sight and sound separation of juveniles from adult prisoners.
The most significant trends in juvenile justice reform has come at the enactment of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2018.
The core components of the Act addresses three major areas of reform:
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