(CBS/KYW) WOODBURY, N.J. - Prosecutors in the Autumn Pasquale case are applying to transfer two teen brothers accused in the 12-year-old's slaying to adult court, CBS Philadelphia reports.
Two brothers, ages 15 and 17, are charged with the strangulation death of the Clayton, N.J. girl.
Police said Autumn disappeared on Oct. 20 riding her BMX bike in her neighborhood in Clayton, a town about 25 miles south of Philadelphia. She was allegedly lured into a house by the younger brother who told her he wanted to trade bike parts. Police said he and his 17-year-old brother killed the girl and put her body in the bin near their home.
According to CBS Philadelphia, prosecutor Sean Dalton said the gravity of the case warranted the transfer to adult court, where the brothers could face at least 30 years in prison without parole if convicted.