The 16-year-old Willmar teen charged with second-degree murder for his alleged role in the July 29 strangulation and stabbing death of Lila Warwick will stand for an adult certification hearing on Dec. 10.
The West Central Tribune reports the hearing was set Tuesday morning in the case of Devon Jenkins and will be before District Judge Michael J. Thompson
He is one of three teens charged in the case. Brok Junkermeier, 19, and Robert Warwick, who is now 18, both of Willmar, have been indicted on first-degree murder charges for their alleged roles in killing Warwick’s grandmother at her home along the eastern edge of Willmar.
Junkermeier and Warwick are both held on $2 million bail in the Kandiyohi County Jail.
Warwick, a grandson to 79-year-old Lila Warwick, was the alleged mastermind of the crime. Junkermeier allegedly entered the grandmother’s home on the east edge of Willmar and stabbed and strangled her after making her write him a check from her bank account. The teens also allegedly returned to Lila Warwick’s home and stole a small safe and other items.
Jenkins is alleged to have driven Junkermeier to the home, and allegedly waited for Junkermeier while the crime was being committed during the early morning hours.