Opelika Teen Will Stand Trial as an Adult

May 28, 2008

Opelika, Ala. (WXTX)-- An Opelika teenager, accused of leaving her little girl in a drainage ditch, will be tried as an adult. 18 year old Efernia Mcclendon pled not guild in court Tuesday afternoon.

A Lee County judge then ruled she should not be allowed youthful offender status.

The child's body was found in February outside Treetop Apartments in Opelika. Mcclendon is being held on a 50 thousand dollar bond.