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Crooks Arraigned in Mother's Death

Posted at: 10/16/2012 11:45 AM
Updated at: 10/16/2012 12:18 PM
By: Dan Conradt

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Tuesday morning, 14-year-old Noah Crooks was arraigned on adult charges of murder and attempted sexual abuse.

Crooks appeared to be calm and answered the judge without any problem.  Crooks entered a not guilty plea by reason of insanity, and waived his right to a speedy trial.  

The now 14-year-old is charged with shooting his mother Gretchen 21 times, and attempting to sexually abuse her.

Court documents show the boy was the one who called police, and remained on the line until officers arrived.

Crooks remains in a juvenile detention center in Waterloo, IA.

Watch ABC 6 News at 5, 6 & 10 for much more on this story.