FEW PEOPLE CAN imagine the anguish that welled up inside Autumn Pasquale's relatives when they finally eyed her two alleged killers.
During a brief detention hearing Friday morning in Gloucester County Superior Court, Dante Robinson, 17, and his brother Justin, 15, were ordered to remain in custody. Reporters were not allowed to attend the hearing.
The Clayton, N.J., teens were charged earlier this week with beating and strangling Pasquale last Saturday, then stuffing the 12-year-old into a recycling bin.
The emotional toll of Friday's hearing was written all over the reddened face of Pasquale's father, Anthony, who gripped his slain daughter's tiny teddy bear as he left the courthouse in silence.