Hey, there! Log in / Register

Dorchester student who was charged with beating up principal ruled competent to stand trial

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today declared Laurette LeRouge, 19, competent to stand trial on charges she beat the principal at the Henderson K-12 Inclusion School into unconsciousness in 2021, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

However, Judge Michael Coyne also set a March 29 hearing at which LeRouge might change her current not-guilty plea to counts of assault and battery on a person over age 60 and on a public employee.

LeRouge was initially charged as a juvenile, which would have kept her name from being made public, but the DA's office convinced a grand jury to indict her as a "youthful offender," which made her name public and made her eligible for an adult sentence should she go to trial and be convicted.

Innocent, etc.



Like the job UHub is doing? Consider a contribution. Thanks!