- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The prosecutor wants a juvenile charged with murder in the shooting death of another teenager on Hilton Head Island to face charges as an adult.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that (https://bit.ly/1H1Yxebtrg ) prosecutor Duffie Stone has asked the Family Court to have the 15-year-old youth charged as an adult.

The juvenile is charged in the July 19 shooting death of 17-year-old Dominique Williams at a park on the island.

A decision whether to try the youth as an adult is based on several things, including the seriousness of the offense, whether it was premeditated and the maturity of the defendant.

Stone has asked for an evaluation to determine the maturity of the suspect who is being held at the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.


Information from: The Island Packet, https://www.islandpacket.com

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