Teenager accused of killing 10-year-old Kiaya Campbell due in court Friday

Posted at 5:28 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 19:28:39-04

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. – The teenaged boy accused of killing a 10-year-old Thornton girl earlier this month will be back in an Adams County courtroom Friday.

At the hearing, which is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., a judge will determine what bond will be set for the 15-year-old boy, who faces a first-degree murder charge and a murder of a child charge in connection with Kiaya Campbell's death.

The District Attorney’s Office is also expected to file a transfer request to try and get the teen charged as an adult. Dave Young, the district attorney for the 17th Judicial District, informed the court earlier this month he would motion to charge the teen as an adult.

Cameras won’t be allowed inside Friday’s hearing.

Campbell left her dad's home in Thornton with a 15-year-old to walk to a nearby store last Wednesday evening. She never returned home but the boy did. It’s still unclear if the boy was the same one charged with her murder.

But after she went missing, police issued an Amber Alert and searched for hours before the girl’s body was found in Thornton.

Denver7 is not naming the teenaged boy charged with her murder, as he is still facing juvenile charges.