By MARLO BARNHART
Two boys will pay about $617 in restitution each to cover part of the nearly $20,000 in damage they caused to a house under construction on Linwood Road in Halfway last October.
That figure, which was agreed upon by both boys' parents Wednesday in Washington County Juvenile Court, represented what wasn't covered by the homeowners' insurance as well as expenses incurred while the home was being repaired, according to prosecutors.
The 9-year-old said he was sorry for what happened.
Judge John H. McDowell expressed reservations about the youngster's understanding of the severity of the incident.
"There are a lot of unanswered questions here," McDowell said. "You are very polite and quiet but I understand you never smile - there is a lot of sadness in you."