- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A 37-year-old man charged with being the triggerman in a 1994 shooting has been transferred from juvenile court to the adult criminal justice system.

According to a statement from the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, Phanhsay “Kapoo” Phanivong was entitled to a juvenile court hearing on Wednesday because he was 16 at the time of the slaying. He was arrested in April after police received a tip from a man serving time on an unrelated charge.

That man, 41-year-old Ngoc Huynh, testified Wednesday that Phanivong told him that he fatally shot 23-year-old Angela Perkins on Feb. 14, 1994 during an attempted robbery.

Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael ordered Phanivong to be held without bond.


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