DART Dragging Death Hearing Delayed

Judge to determine if boys face charges as adults or juveniles

By Amanda Fitzpatrick
|  Friday, Jan 20, 2012  |  Updated 1:50 PM CDT
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DART Dragging Death Hearing Delayed

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DART police are investigating the death of a man who was thrown against a train at the MLK Station.

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The first of four young boys accused of killing a teenager by throwing him into a moving DART train was scheduled to face a judge Friday, but that hearing was delayed.

A detective that was to appear at the hearing was held over at another court hearing and unable to appear.  

Friday's hearing was rescheduled for Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.

The boys, who range in age between 12 and 14 and whose names have been withheld, will later learn if they will be tried as adults or juveniles in the death of 19-year-old Octavius Lanier.

The boys were charged with capital murder after police said they attacked Lanier on the platform of the MLK Station on Nov. 22.  Police said Lanier was robbed and pushed into a moving train before being dragged several yards. 

Lanier later died from his injuries. 

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