Prosecutors charge teen as adult in death of 8-year-old

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 15-year-old boy as an adult in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town.

Santa Cruz District Attorney Jeffrey Rosell said Wednesday the teen faces charges including murder and kidnapping.

Madyson Middleton went missing Sunday after playing in a courtyard at the complex where she lived with her mother.

Police say the teen lured her into his family’s apartment unit and killed her before dumping her body in a recycling bin.

Neighbors at the Tannery Arts Center where both the suspect and Madyson lived said they were stunned by the death.