Prosecutor seeks adult court for teen shooter

March 29, 2011

The Morgan County prosecutor’s office filed a motion Monday to waive juvenile court jurisdiction for the teenager accused of shooting a student last week at Martinsville West Middle School. Prosecutors want the 15-year-old suspect charged as an adult for attempted murder, aggravated battery, carrying a handgun without a license on school property and other charges. A hearing on whether to hand the case over to the adult court is scheduled for April 18. The suspect is in custody at a Johnson County juvenile detention facility. Victim Chance Jackson, 15, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition after two surgeries.