HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors want a judge to allow them to bring to trial a man accused of burning a child when he was just 13.
Robbie Middleton survived those burns for 12 years until dying in 2010 of a rare skin cancer related to the many skin grafts he received for burns he suffered on his eighth birthday north of Houston. A medical examiner ruled the death homicide.
Don Wilburn Collins was accused of setting the child on fire when he was 13. Now, the Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/Obwfdd) reports Montgomery County prosecutors have asked a judge to move a murder case against the now-27-year-old Collins from juvenile court to state district court.
Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com