Teen to be tried as adult in South Carolina school shooting

Family Court Judge Edgar Long ruled Friday that Jesse Osborne is such a danger to society that he shouldn't be tried in juvenile court, where if convicted he would be released when he turned 21.

Posted: Feb 16, 2018 2:59 PM

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - A judge has ruled a boy who was 14 when police say he killed a first-grader on a South Carolina elementary school playground should be tried as an adult for murder.

Family Court Judge Edgar Long ruled Friday that Jesse Osborne is such a danger to society that he shouldn't be tried in juvenile court, where if convicted he would be released when he turned 21.

Instead, the now 15-year-old will face a trial as an adult, where he could face decades in prison if convicted.

The teen is charged with two counts of murder. Police say he killed his father in their home before driving to Townville Elementary School and shooting at children on the playground in September 2016.

One student was killed, while a teacher and another student were wounded.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Article Comments

Fort Wayne
Few Clouds
34° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 34°
Angola
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 37°
Huntington
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 34°
Decatur
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 32°
Van Wert
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 32°
Warmer Saturday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events