- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - A judge has ruled that a 14-year-old accused in the shooting death of another Davenport teenager will be tried as a youthful offender in adult court.

The boy is charged with first-degree murder and other crimes in the June 26 slaying of 15-year-old Ayana Culbreath.

If convicted, the boy would remain under the supervision of juvenile authorities until he turns 18. After that, the case would be returned to adult court, where a judge would determine whether to impose a sentence or release him.

The Associated Press generally doesn’t name juveniles charged with crimes.

Seventeen-year-old Trevor Owens also faces a murder charge in the slaying, but he’s been charged as an adult. He turns 18 in August. Jones’ attorney didn’t immediately return a call Thursday from The Associated Press.

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