In a court appearance yesterday, a 10-year-old Liberian boy accused in the gang rape of an 8-year-old girl cried as his teacher testified that he was a bad student.
During the court appearance, Toya Abrams, the boy's second-grade teacher at Camelview Elementary School in Phoenix, told a judge that the boy rarely did his homework and had various behavioral problems that included frequent fights with other students.
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Abrams testimony is part of hearings to determine whether the 10-year-old is competent to stand trial, despite two mental-health officials determining that he's not.
During his teacher's testimony, the boy put his face on the desk and started sobbing.
Of the four accused of the rape, the 14-year-old has been charged as an adult, the 13-year-old is expected to be charged as an adult, and the 9-year-old has been found incompetent to stand trial.