DON COLLINS IN COURT FOR ADULT CERTIFICATION IN THE DEATH OF ROBBIE MIDDLETON!

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Don Wilbur Collins is now back in court to be certified as an adult in the death of Robert Middleton.

It was back in 1998 when prosecutors say Middleton (then 8 years old) was set on fire by Collins (13 years old at the time) to cover up a sexual assault.

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If Collins, who’s now 28, is certified as an adult in this case he could get 5 years to life in prison on a new felony murder charge.

Harris County Attorney J.D. Lambright says the case has remained in juvenile court since the initial crime.

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Lambright says since Middleton died in 2011 from skin cancer related to his 1998 attack – Collins should be charged as an adult with murder.

The adult certification hearing is being held in Judge Kathleen Hamilton’s court in Montgomery County.