Montana Girl to Be Tried as an Adult After Highway Suicide Attempt Kills 2 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Montana Girl to Be Tried as an Adult After Highway Suicide Attempt Kills 2

KALISPELL, Mont. - A Kalispell girl charged with two counts of deliberate homicide after police say she attempted suicide by driving her car into oncoming traffic will be tried as an adult. District Judge Katherine Curtis made the ruling on Thursday. The order means the girl, if convicted as an adult, could face life in prison.

Authorities say the girl's car on March 19, 2009, crossed the center line of U.S. 93 north of Kalispell and slammed into another car, killing 35-year-old Erin Thompson of Columbia Falls and her 13-year-old son, Caden Vincent Odell.

Investigators believe the girl, 16 at the time, was trying to commit suicide after arguing with her boyfriend earlier in the day.

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