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

Prosecutors allege Myers went back to his car after a confrontation and then fired into a group of mostly unarmed teenage girls.

Associate District Judge Richard W. Kirby considered testimony from five mental health experts over a four-month period before rejecting a motion by defense attorneys to have Myers certified as a juvenile.

“The court finds compelling the testimony of each of the mental health experts in this case and that none of these professionals recommend that the defendant be certified as a juvenile,” Kirby wrote in his ruling.

If convicted as a juvenile, Myers could be released on his 19th birthday, regardless of whether he completes a treatment plan.

Myers is due back in court June 26.

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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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