JONESBORO (AP) - A circuit judge in Jonesboro has ruled that a 16-year-old boy is to be tried as an adult, though the boy's lawyers are considering an appeal.
Craighead County Circuit Judge Cindy Thyer on Friday turned away a request by the suspect's lawyers to return the teenager to juvenile court.
The youth is charged in the July 24 shooting death of 30-year-old Kenny O. Brown of Jonesboro, who was fatally shot during robbery of a dice game.
The Jonesboro Sun reports that Thyer said evidence from the youth's mobile phone indicated he'd planned the robbery and that she weighed that against him.
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