Youthful Offender Status Denied for Suspects

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Two suspects charged with capital murder in the death of a UAB student will be tried as adults. A Jefferson County judge Thursday denied youthful offender status for Maurice McCarty and Alfred Marina, both 19.

Both are on trial in the October 2007 death of 20-year-old Kayla Fanaei. The victim was found dead in her vehicle in the parking lot of Glen Iris Elementary School. A third male, 21-year-old Gregory Hill, was also charged with capital murder.

Authorities said the motive appeared to be attempted robbery.

The defendants were arrested more than two months after Fanaei was killed.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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