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Morgan Lane Arnold hearing to end today

A Howard County judge is scheduled to conclude a hearing today to determine whether a 16-year-old girl accused of conspiring to kill her father should be tried as an adult.

Final testimony is expected in the hearing for Morgan Lane Arnold, who is charged with first-degree murder and other counts. Investigators say she asked her boyfriend to kill her father, Dennis Lane, last year. Arnold was charged as an adult after Lane's May 2013 death, but her lawyers are trying to get her case transferred to the juvenile system.

Arnold's then-boyfriend, Jason Bulmer, is now 20 and pleaded guilty in February to stabbing Lane to death in his Ellicott City home.

Judge William Tucker heard two days of testimony last week. Today he is expected to hear from one of Arnold's teachers at Mt. Hebron High, as well as two police officers who had initial contact with the teen after the killing.

Once the hearing ends, Tucker will have 10 days to determine whether Arnold's case should be sent to juvenile court.

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