Monterey Bay Justice Project

Stolen Innocence: An update of the transfer hearing of AJ Gonzalez

by Aaisha Ahad

It has been two years since AJ Gonzalez was arrested for the rape and murder of eight year old, Maddy Middleton. After an excruciating nine week hearing, Judge Salazar finally has decided whether AJ will be tried in juvenile or adult court.

Is AJ capable of rehabilitating before the age of 23? Will Maddy finally receive justice? Will AJ really be spending the rest of his life in prison?

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