An indigency hearing is slated for this afternoon in the case of a teenager arrested in last month’s fatal stabbing of a fellow Palmetto Ridge High School student.
Jorge Saavedra, 15, was arrested Jan. 24 in the slaying of Dylan Nuno, 16, during a fight near a high school bus stop, according to Collier County detectives. On Wednesday, the State Attorney’s Office announced Saavedra was formally charged with manslaughter and will be prosecuted as a juvenile.
For adults, manslaughter, a second-degree felony, carries a maximum 15-year prison sentence under state law. If enhanced due to a weapon, the charge could be increased to a first-degree felony, punishable by a maximum 30 years in prison.
His arraignment is scheduled for March 14, but Saavedra will appear for detention and indigence reviews today.
The teenager did not appear Wednesday for a scheduled detention review, as attorneys stipulated to holding him until today’s hearing.
Check back this afternoon at naplesnews.com for updates.