North Texas teen to be tried as an adult in girl's death 12/21/2017 9:54 am PST Comments KXAN via KXAN FORT WORTH -- (KXAN) -- A judge has ruled a 16-year-old boy arrested in the death of a 14-year-old girl whose body was found in a North Texas landfill will be tried as an adult. The decision came after a nearly four-hour court hearing Wednesday in Fort Worth. Frank Alder, the teenager's attorney, told state District Judge Tim Menikos the teen would be held more accountable in a juvenile facility if he was found guilty. Police in Bedford allege the teen used a hammer to kill Kaytlynn Cargill. She had been reported missing in June after she didn't return to her Bedford home from walking her dog. A waste collection worker found her body two days later in an Arlington landfill. FULL STORY: North Texas teen to be tried as an adult in girl's death - KXAN #FortWorth #KXAN #Texas Related Stories Police: Kaytlynn Cargill beaten to death with hammer in drug deal Kaytlynn Cargill: Police pursuing every lead in teen's death Missing North Texas 14-year-old girl found dead in landfill Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.