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Boy seeks to block info from mental evaluation


OSAGE, Iowa (AP) -- Attorneys for a 13-year-old Osage boy accused of killing his mother are seeking to block information he gave during a psychiatric evaluation from an upcoming hearing.

The boy's attorneys are citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in the motion to suppress the testimony.

The boy is accused of shooting to death his 37-year-old mother in March. Authorities say he may have tried to sexually abuse her.

Mitchell County Attorney Mark Walk is seeking to have the boy tried in adult court. The boy's attorneys are seeking to keep his case in juvenile court. If the boy is convicted in juvenile court, he would be freed at age 18.

The Associated Press generally doesn't identify juveniles accused of a crime.

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