Teen unsupervised 1 hour before slaying
An investigative report shows that staffers at a Maryland juvenile detention center left a youth unsupervised with a teacher for more than an hour on the day the teacher was slain.
Sixty-five-year-old Hannah Wheeling was bludgeoned to death in February on the campus of the Cheltenham Youth Facility in Prince George's County. A detainee who was 13 at the time has been charged as a juvenile in her death.
The Department of Juvenile Services released a report from its inspector general on Friday. The report says staffers at Cheltenham could not account for the whereabouts of a youth for more than an hour on the afternoon of Feb. 17. It also says staffers made minimal efforts to determine Wheeling's whereabouts late that night after discovering that her car was still on the campus.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post editors
| August 20, 2010; 2:23 PM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Maryland
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