February 28, 2024

FRESNO — A 17-year-old boy charged with killing 4 members of a neighboring household in central California made his first look in courtroom Thursday and entered the juvenile equal of a not-guilty plea.

{The teenager}, who was recognized in juvenile courtroom solely by the initials R.I. due to his age, was ordered to stay in custody. If convicted of 4 homicide expenses, he can be held in juvenile corridor till he turns 25.

Prosecutors have filed a movement asking that he be tried as an grownup, with a doable sentence of life in jail with out probability of parole.

The teenager lived subsequent door to the victims within the metropolis of Reedley, southeast of Fresno.

He’s charged with killing 81-year-old Billy Bonds; his son, 61-year-old Darrell Bonds; granddaughter-in-law, Guadalupe Bonds, 44; and grandson, Matthew Bonds, 43.