Autumn Pasquale Death Suspects' Hearing Postponed a Day

The two teens, being held in custody, have a detention hearing this week in Woodbury.

A hearing to determine whether two suspects charged in the death of 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale should remain in jail has been pushed back one day.

The juvenile suspects—17- and 15-year-old brothers who lived blocks from Pasquale in Clayton—have been in custody since their Oct. 23 arrest. They're accused with luring Pasquale into their home, strangling her and dumping her body in a recycling bin.

A juvenile held in custody receives regular detention hearings to review the minor's status. The brothers' hearing, previously scheduled for Thursday, is now 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14. It was moved because of a scheduling conflict, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office said.

Superior Court Judge Colleen A. Maier also will consider on Friday a motion from the media to access the juvenile court proceedings at the Gloucester County Justice Complex in Woodbury.

The suspects are both charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, disposing of a body, tampering with evidence and theft. The 15-year-old also was charged with luring.

Pasquale's disappearance while she was riding her beloved BMX bike touched off a massive search effort. Her body was discovered two days later in the recycling bin. 

Prosecutors want the suspects charged as adults.


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