Veronica Limia leaves the Florida Institute for Girls on October 11, 2001. Veronica was prosecuted as an adult at age 17 for burglary.
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Apr 8, 2015
A Florida Senate subcommittee voted on April 8, 2015 to approve a bill that would allow judges rather than prosecutors to determine when a child should be charged as an adult. Senate Bill (SB) 1082, which would greatly reduce the number of youth under 18 sent into the adult criminal justice system, deserves a vote before Florida’s full Senate and House.