Jamie Silvonek, 14, and her alleged boyfriend, Caleb Barnes, a 20-year-old soldier stationed at Fort Meade, were arrested in March after Silvonek’s mother was found stabbed to death in a shallow grave outside of Philadelphia.
Authorities said Barnes and the teenager met in October, when she was 13, but she told him she was 17. The teen’s mother found out about their relationship in early March and ordered them to end it. A day later, the teen told Barnes in a text, “I want her gone,” police said.
On Saturday, a judge reportedly rejected Silvonek’s motion requesting transfer to a juvenile facility. The AP reports that prison authorities will keep the teen—who has been charged as an adult—housed “away from older inmates.”