Saturday, March 10, 2012
A 14-year-old black boy will stand trial as an adult in the shooting death of his 36-year-old mother, which he allegedly did because he was tired of her constant put downs
A 36th District Court judge has determined that there was enough evidence to send Detroit boy Joshua Smith's case to Wayne County Circuit Court. Smith faces an adult charge of first-degree murder and using a firearm during a felony. Police say that Tamiko Robinson was shot to death at her home following an argument with the teenager. A shotgun belonging to the boy's stepfather was used in the shooting. An officer said that Smith told investigators he was tired of being called names.