- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - A 17-year-old accused of shooting a man to death in Seattle for his cell phone has been charged with first-degree murder in adult court.

The King County prosecutor’s office said Tuesday that Byron White shot David Peterson on Feb. 23 as he was on the phone to 911. Peterson had gone for a walk in his Greenwood neighborhood and encountered White in a parking lot.

If convicted of murder and robbery charges with a firearms enhancement, the teen could be sentenced to more than 27 years in prison.

White is held on $2 million bail for his arraignment March 17 in King County Superior Court.

White is a Ballard High School senior who played football. He was arrested Saturday at Sea-Tac as he tried to board a plane to Atlanta.

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