05/22/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bipartisan Group Of Colorado Legislators Seeks To Raise Age At Which Juveniles Can Be Tried As Adults

DENVER - A bipartisan team of Colorado lawmakers is seeking to raise the age at which juveniles can be tried as adults in the state. Rep. Clair Levy, D-Boulder, is introducing legislation this week to make 16-year-old suspects the youngest that D.A.s can try as adults. As it stands now, 14- and 15-year olds can be "direct-filed" by D.A.s Levy's bill would move decisions in those cases out of the hands of prosecutors and into the hands of judges.