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Judge Cites Outbursts by Older Brother of Slain Menifee Boy

A judge said Monday that a 16-year-old boy charged with murdering his 11-year-old half brother in Riverside County had a history of violent outbursts and postponed a hearing until September at the request of defense attorneys.

Riverside County district attorney spokesman John Hall said the juvenile court judge referred to the alleged history of “violent outbursts” at the hearing for the brother of Terry Smith, whose remains were found last week in a shallow grave

Hall said he could not elaborate on the outbursts.

The detention hearing to decide whether the suspect will remain in custody was postponed until Sept. 17 to allow defense attorneys time to review evidence in the case.

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