Printed: February 17, 2018 nine:50 am
A 15-year-old boy accused of opening hearth within his Kentucky highschool can be attempted as an grownup on homicide fees.
Gabriel Ross Parker was once indicted on two homicide fees and 14 attack fees for the January 23 shootings at Marshall County Prime Faculty. Two 15-year-old scholars had been killed within the shootings, with many extra injured.
The 2-page indictment launched Friday stated Parker fired a handgun right into a crowd of folks within the commons house of the highschool.
Parker’s identification had no longer been disclosed prior to Friday’s arraignment. The grand jury met on Tuesday to believe charging Parker in grownup courtroom. Calls to Parker’s kinfolk weren’t replied on Friday afternoon.
Bailey Nicole Holt and Preston Ryan Cope had been killed and any other 18 folks had been injured at the highschool in some distance western Kentucky. Holt died on the scene and Cope died later at a health center. Different capturing sufferers had been known within the indictment through their initials.
The homicide fees in opposition to Parker raise a minimal sentence of 20 years in jail upon conviction, and the attack fees no less than 10 years. Parker’s case will continue within the courts as an bizarre prison trial since he has been charged as an grownup. However the legislation calls for that he stay at a juvenile prison, no longer within the basic inhabitants of a county facility.
Town of Benton the place the shootings passed off continues to mourn just about a month later. On Thursday, dozens collected for a candlelight vigil for the sufferers of a Florida college capturing that left 17 lifeless.
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