- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A judge has ruled that three teenagers will be tried as adults in the death of a northeastern Pennsylvania police officer who fell 15 feet while chasing them.

Defendants Isiah Edwards, Nasiir Jones and Tanner Curtis are charged in Lackawanna County with second-degree murder, murder of a law enforcement officer and armed robbery.

The three were 17 years old in July when Scranton officer John Wilding died after jumping over a wall while chasing them in the robbery case.

The (Scranton) Times-Tribune (https://bit.ly/22L9DAj ) reports that Judge Margaret Bisignani Moyle ruled Tuesday that all three will be tried as adults.

Chief Public Defender Lawrence Moran had sought to move the case to juvenile court. He has called Wilding’s death a tragic accident.

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Information from: The Times-Tribune, https://thetimes-tribune.com/


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