- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

LOA, Utah (AP) - A judge has ruled that there is enough evidence against a 17-year-old Utah boy for him to stand trial for manslaughter.

Wayne County sheriff’s deputies testified Wednesday that the teen strangled his uncle during an alcohol-fueled fight. Police say 32-year-old Jerimiah James was killed at a Fremont home on Oct. 3.

Judge Paul Lyman will decide at a Dec. 10 hearing whether the boy should be tried as an adult. He hasn’t entered a plea yet.

Charging documents say the teen is also charged with a misdemeanor because he didn’t immediately report the dead body to police.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the teen told police James was intoxicated and out of control. Police say the boy put his uncle in a chokehold after James threatened his grandfather.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com


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