Teen accused of killing classmate faces judge
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A teenager accused of shooting and killing a classmate on a school bus appeared in court Wednesday morning.
A judge requested Jordyn Howe attend court to go through the rules and limitations of his conditions while he is out on bond.
Howe, 15, is being charged as an adult for accidentally shooting 13-year-old Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus on a school bus, on Nov. 20, according to police.
Guzman-DeJesus' mother was in court and faced her daughter's killer for the first time. She was too grief-stricken to speak, so her attorney spoke on her behalf. "She doesn't understand, and she doesn't find it OK that this guy is still walking around," said Attorney Ron Book.
Guzman-DeJesus' mother also just found out that the gun used to kill her daughter belonged to Howe's step-father, one of her former employers.
The judge said Howe is only allowed to go to school and church. "We're satisfied that what the judge did today. By in effect providing a strict curfew, it's the equivalent to a house arrest," said Book.
This case comes with more tragedy as Guzman-DeJesus' father committed suicide shortly after his daughter was killed.
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