UPDATE: Destiny Coulson to be tried as adult

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – 17-year-old Destiny Coulson found out Wednesday morning that she’ll be tried as adult. Coulson is facing a 2nd degree homicide charges.

Wednesday a judge heard testimony from both Coulson’s mother and the father of the D.J. Quinn.

Coulson is accused of killing her boyfriend, 21-year-old Quinn back in January, when she allegedly shot him in the face. 

The judge decided Coulson will be tried as an adult based upon the seriousness of the crime and past behavioral problems in school. At the time of the alleged crime, Coulson was only 50 days away from being considered an adult by the court.

Last month, a child psychologist testified. He thought Coulson was faking symptoms of schizophrenia. The judge decided she is competent enough to help in her defense. A judge later ruled Coulson mentally fit.

Coulson’s bond was set at $500,000. Attorneys from both sides are set to meet behind closed doors on June 15th at 8:30 a.m.


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