BENTON, KY – Prosecutors announced Wednesday they would attempt to bring the accused 15-year-old shooter to trial as an adult in a Kentucky high school.
At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Assistant District Attorney Jason Darnall announced that the 15-year-old, who has not been identified, has been charged with two murders and twelve assaults (the first), which would result in the same conviction as attempted murder.
A hearing will be held in the juvenile court to see if he can be tried as an adult. Kentucky juvenile justice processes are closed to the general public. Only victims, defendants and court officials are allowed to participate.
The 15-year-old is accused of entering Marshall County High School Tuesday morning and opening fire on students, two, Bailey Holt and Preston Cope, both 15, killed and 17 injured – 12 were shot and five injured as Children tried to escape the school’s common area.