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14-year-old to be tried as adult in killing

The Associated Press - August 19, 2019 11:41 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A judge has ruled that a 14-year-old accused of killing a man during a burglary will be prosecuted as an adult.

Police allege that Christopher Joseph Guidry admitted to fatally shooting George Phillip Olinger in Olinger’s Oklahoma City home in February and taking his wallet.

The Oklahoman reports that Judge Mark McCormick on Friday denied motions to certify Guidry as a juvenile or youthful offender after considering testimony, a psychological evaluation and certification study. He found that the public wouldn’t be “adequately protected” if Guidry were to be sentenced as a minor.

People who were convicted as juveniles are released on their 19th birthdays.

Guidry is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Eighteen-year-old Koby William Leblanc is charged with murder and burglary. Another 15-year-old defendant faces murder and burglary charges.

 

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