Florida Youth Ranch now has custody of 10-year-old homicide suspect

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Berhaun Blyden [left] andJournee Blyden [deceased]
Ocala, Florida — A 10-year-old boy who was arrested and charged with manslaughter was released by a judge on Friday.

Berhaun was released into the custody Heart of Florida Youth Ranch.

The judge said that Berhaun cannot be left unsupervised, namely with children who are younger than him.

Marion County sheriff’s detectives say they arrested Berhaun for the death of his 2-year-old cousin, Journee Blyden.

The family has been plagued with violence. Several family members remain under investigation by the sheriff’s office and DCF.

You can read the full details on this story here.

As a reminder, per Florida State Statute 119, information about and photos of juveniles charged with a felony (or three or more misdemeanors) is public record.

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  • Ms Betty

    Why aren’t this kids parents being held responsible for this childs behavior? They put him in a boys ranch which has other kids that he might hurt. ????????
    But then again, what do you do with a child murderer…….

  • Ocala native

    It’s not summer camp Ms Betty, these are troubled kids with nowhere else to go. By the way they do take donations if you want to help.

    • Ms Betty

      I’ve been there and know very well what and where it is. I still want to know why the parents are not being held responsible for their kid. By the way, who’s gonna be responsible when he hurts another kid at the ranch, and it is possible.

      • Ocala native

        Where would you have him sent? I agree with you that this kid is not done with hurting people but I’m curious what you want done with him

        • Ms Betty

          Why are you continuing to ignore my original question? Why aren’t this kids parents being held responsible for this childs behavior and who’s gonna be responsible when he hurts another kid at the ranch??? You can’t answer those questions and I know it, but someone out there has an answer and that’s what I’m looking for.