Judge says there's enough evidence to send Bricktown shooting suspect to trial

Hearing to determine whether Avery Myers, 16, will be prosecuted as an adult awaits youth charged with eight counts of shooting with intent to kill.
by Tim Willert Published: August 24, 2012
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Jones took the stand earlier this month but was uncooperative and walked off, saying “I don't want to do this.”

Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Chance did not call Jones to testify.

“I think she would be a complete waste of time,” Chance said.

Defense attorney Bob Mildfelt disagreed, calling Jones “the most crucial witness in this case.”

Mildfelt argued for the opportunity to cross-examine Jones, but Kirby determined he had enough evidence against Myers and wouldn't consider the girl's prior testimony.

According to witness testimony, a group of girls confronted Myers, his female cousin and three males because they had jumped Jones and taken her cellphone earlier in the evening.

Several witnesses testified that Myers yelled for them to get back before lifting up his shirt, pulling a gun from his waistband and firing into the group from close range.

A witness testified Thursday the group of girls circled around Myers in an aggressive manner and threatened to hurt his cousin, who tangled with Jones earlier.

Also on Friday, prosecutors added an alternative charge of assault and battery with a deadly weapon to their case against Myers.

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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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