DOVER, Del. — A Delaware judge says a 15-year-old boy charged as an adult with murder in the killing of a Wilmington store clerk will be tried as a juvenile.
A Superior Court judge this week granted a request by attorneys for the boy, who was 14 at the time of the January killing, to transfer the case to Family Court.
The Associated Press is not identifying the teen because he is a juvenile.
The boy and a co-defendant, 22-year-old Devonte Dorsett, were charged with murder, conspiracy, robbery and gun crimes in the killing of 64-year-old Santanu Muhuri.
Investigators say the boy grabbed cash from the store register as Dorsett pointed a gun at Muhuri. During a struggle, Dorsett shot Muhuri in the head. He and the boy then fled with $20.