- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A judge has ruled that a Des Moines teenager accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy will face trial in adult court.

The Des Moines Register (https://dmreg.co/1YfwqoO ) reports that District Associate Judge Joseph Seidlin chose to transfer 15-year-old Marvin Holmes’ first-degree murder trial from juvenile to adult district court Wednesday.

Holmes is accused of fatally shooting Kendall Foster April 29.

Des Moines police detective Jake Lancaster was unable to say during testimony in May whether investigators believe Foster’s death was intentional. But Seidlin wrote in his ruling that Holmes’ “determined” and violent choices caused the killing and cast doubt on whether he could be rehabilitated in the juvenile system.

Lancaster also said while being questioned by attorneys appointed to represent Holmes that there weren’t any witnesses who saw Holmes at the shooting scene.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com



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