14-Year-Old Boy To Stand Trial As Adult For Stabbing

VACAVILLE (AP) — A 14-year-old Vacaville boy has been ordered to stand trial as an adult on charges of raping and stabbing a 13-year-old girl and attacking her toddler brother.

A Solano County judge ruled at the end of a preliminary hearing on Friday that there was sufficient evidence for Alexander Cervantes to face trial.

According to The Reporter of Vacaville, he is charged with attempted murder and rape among other counts. He has pleaded not guilty.

Police say Cervantes broke into the girl’s Vacaville home on Dec. 12, stabbed her 42 times and raped her and stabbed her 18-month-old brother. He then allegedly fell asleep at the home.

Cervantes was apparently acquainted with the victims’ 16-year-old brother, who was in Juvenile Hall during the attack.

According to police, Cervantes told the girl the attack was revenge for her brother snitching on someone.

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  • Ara

    It is sad that people are so ignorant to make racial remarks.. Go to school and educate yourself. Perhaps you can learn something

  • Jen

    Wow, Jack, anyone can tell by your name what an idiot you are. So, what is your educational level? Did you pass fifth grade?? Crimes are committed by people of every race, Such a simple fact- too complicated for you???

  • Edward

    Trash comes in all colors, not just brown.

  • Alan Hart

    Why do we have Juvenile laws when the DA can just decide it is appropriate to try a child as an adult. Just because the crime is an adult crime, the person who committed it still has a fourteen year old brain. This is an undeveloped brain at best!.

    • Marco

      I absolutely agree. I hope that the generation growing up now works on changing some of the legal laws that are taking place now. But they are too busy being desocialized with all the new technology they are being tricked and blinded with.

    • Saber 1

      So is yours. Put this anchor baby to death for the crime. Another ILLEGAL ALIEN who taught their children well. One down and 20 million to go.

    • bootsysmom

      The DA is not the one who decides a child can be tried as an adult. They can ask a judge to allow it, but the judge is the one who decides. The juvenile can hire a defense attorney or have a public defender appointed who then argues against the child being charged as an adult. The judge makes a decision based on the child’s prior record (which he had, having been in juvenile hall already) and the severity of the crime (attempted murder, assault and rape).

    • MB man

      The truth is that it takes a really heinous crime for a juvenile to be tried as an adult. I think this crime qualifies and trying him as an adult serves public safety

  • Big John

    there is evil in this world & it comes in all shades. i do not care if some say he was only a kid. as an ex gang member ex con & i am a Chicano this kid needs to be put down as the rabid dog he is. some people are just not worth saving & anyone with a heart so cold that he would do this crime, kid or full grown man needs to be put down.

    • mister s

      Big John is exactly right. This kid needs as stiff a penalty as the law will allow though since we know they won’t just euthanize him. This wasn’t a simple robbery or assault, he raped and stabbed a younger girl….. he tried to kill her…. then he tried killing an 18 month old. There is no rehabilitating trash like this.

  • Greg

    The “racist” remards were apparently deleted. But to those of you holier than thou folks procaliming anyone stating what appears to be consistent with innumerable stories in the media, this is yet another horrific violent crime committed by an hispanic. Anecdotal remark, yes, but you all know you’re reading these stories, too. Be in denial if you like.

  • c-man

    It’s about time juveniles get tried as adults when they committ adult crimes. These kids know what they are doing. If the laws get tougher, hopefully juvenile crimes will decline because these worthless turds will think twice about committing a crime since they wont get a slap on the wrist. Put this kid in an adult prison and let him get raped.



  • Greg

    Seems like most of the child molestation/rapes are being committed by white’s though. You see it in the news EVERY SINGLE DAY. Teachers, Pastors, Family Friend, etc. All White.

  • Sallmut Zimmerman

    Gies to agow you Probation and Juvenile camps are educational , programing teaching rape and more

  • rick

    lets get real people Juvenile laws?? why do we need a diffrent law for someone just cuz they are under age??? if your old emough to break into a house and rip off some stuff why does it matter of your 12 or 20 if your old enough to rape,stab and torture a girl why does it matter if your only 14 yes we can not put a 14 year old in folsum with the adults but they need to stand trial just like i would at 44 for the same crime and get the same sentance let him serve out 4 years in a juvie facility till he is 18 then ship his ass to the adult facility for the rest of his life sentance which is what i think he is due

  • Mini Mousekat

    But yet, the 17 year old thug that took a gun to school in Gardena and shot at students is being tried as a JUVENILE???????? I agree that this punk should be tried as an adult, but I also think that the 17 year old should be tried as an adult too.

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