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Stay granted in case against Oklahoma City teen accused of Bricktown shootings

Attorneys for Avery Myers, 17, appeal judge's ruling to send him to trial as an adult; eight people shot after playoff game between Thunder and Lakers
by Tim Willert Published: March 8, 2013
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The case against a teenager accused of shooting eight people after an Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game is on hold pending an appeal by his attorneys.

Avery Eugene Myers, 17, of Oklahoma City, is charged with eight counts of shooting with intent to kill, or in the alternative, eight counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

He could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.

Defense attorneys appealed after a juvenile judge ruled last month that Myers will face trial as an adult.

A pretrial conference for Myers was postponed Thursday after the judge now hearing his case learned a stay had been granted until May 23, when the state court of criminal appeals is scheduled to hear arguments.

The shootings took place after a May 21 game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers.

The attorneys for Myers claim he acted in self-defense because he felt threatened by a group of people after previously getting into fights with two groups of men.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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