According to the News-Gazette, A Rantoul teen will be tried as an adult on an aggravated battery charge filed Monday alleging he stomped a man’s head in December.
At a hearing Monday, Judge Heidi Ladd ruled that Darryl Haynes, 17, formerly of Kankakee, should be tried as an adult after hearing evidence about an attack in December that left a Rantoul man so severely brain injured that he will need care for the rest of his life.
Her decision to transfer Haynes to adult court was discretionary. There are certain crimes committed by juveniles for which a transfer to adult court is mandatory. Haynes will turn 18 in four months.