What Middendorf should have said

To the Editor:

Recently Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf made the statement that “Juveniles that commit violent crimes should be held accountable as adults.” That is not an entirely accurate statement.

Ironically, the co-defendant in that very case was treated as a juvenile even though he was 17 1/2 and had a juvenile record. Interestingly enough, there were two different assistant county attorneys that stated on the record in open court that the co-defendant’s mother “works for Morrison County” and “works closely with the county attorney’s office.” So I believe, based on the facts, that what Middendorf should have said was “some” juveniles that commit violent crimes should be held accountable as adults. — Vanessa Tykwinski, Little Falls

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