- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio prosecutor has filed a motion to try as an adult a 14-year-old girl charged with killing her father.

Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser (MOH’-zur) said Friday that his motion asking a judge to move the case out of juvenile court should lead to a “thorough investigation and evaluation” of the girl and won’t necessarily be his office’s final position.

A message was left Friday for her attorney. She has been held in juvenile detention since her Feb. 23 arrest on an aggravated murder charge.

She told a 911 operator she had shot her father. Police said 71-year-old James Allen Ponder was shot in the face. Authorities allege she loaded the gun with the intent to kill.

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

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide