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11-Year-Old To Make Court Appearance Today In Brother's Shooting
Updated May 5, 2013 1:04 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(MARTINSVILLE, IN) - The 11-year-old Martinsville boy accused of shooting his 6-year-old brother will make his first court appearance today.

The initial court hearing will be held this afternoon at 2:00PM at the Morgan County Courthouse.

He's facing charges of murder and criminal recklessness after he allegedly shot his brother, 6-year-old Andrew Frye, last Thursday.

The boy initially told police that he found his brother in the bathroom after hearing a loud pop. He was taken into custody the following day.

The children's parents were not home at the time of the shooting but a local ordinance says a child over the age of ten is allowed to babysit.

The evidence against the boy has been sealed because he's a juvenile but Morgan County Prosecutor Steve Sonnega says for a murder charge, they have to have evidence that the act was knowing or intentional.

The judge will determine if the boy will be waived into adult court.



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