Watertown teen charged with murder seeking move to juvenile court
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Attorneys for a Watertown teenager charged in a fatal shooting in Sioux Falls want his case moved to juvenile court.
Eighteen-year-old Trevor Kruthoff was 17 when he was charged with murder in adult court in the Dec. 2 shooting death of 20-year-old Jordan LeBeau and the wounding of his 48-year-old father. Authorities say the shooting resulted from a botched robbery attempt. Several others also are charged.
Kruthoff's parents said in court Thursday that he is a good kid who was hanging out with the wrong group of friends.
Kruthoff is accused of firing the shot that killed Jordan LeBeau. Prosecutors say his age at the time doesn't diminish the severity of the alleged crime.