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Teen murder suspect denied youthful offender status for 2nd time

Autumn Wood is charged with the murder of Brooklyn Hollins. Autumn Wood is charged with the murder of Brooklyn Hollins.
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

A Lauderdale County judge denied Autumn Wood's request for youthful offender status for a second time.

After the first ruling, an attorney for the teen said Wood's Constitutional rights were violated by the ruling.

Youthful offender status would have limited the amount of time she would spend incarcerated if convicted of a crime.

Wood is accused of stabbing and killing 14-year-old Brooklyn Hollins. It happened at a party in Florence in March 2012. Wood was 17 at the time of the crime.

The document filed by the defense in Lauderdale County cites U.S. Constitutional Amendments 5, 6, 8, and 14 as grounds for an objection to the denial of youthful offender status.

The document also states the courts denial of youthful offender status "is an abuse of discretion".

The judge denied Wood's grounds for object and a request for a hearing.

Wood's trial is scheduled for April 15.

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