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State files motion to potentially sentences Mattoon school shooter as an adult

We have new information in the case against a suspected Mattoon, Illinois school shooter.

Posted: Jun 15, 2018 3:06 PM
Updated: Jun 15, 2018 6:43 PM

MATTOON, Ill. (WTHI) - We have new information in the case against a suspected Mattoon, Illinois school shooter.

The State's Attorney has filed for an extended jurisdiction in the juvenile suspect's case.

It's a procedure that would allow a combination penalty.

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That means there could be potential sentences for the suspect as a juvenile and as an adult.

Under this method, juveniles also have the right to a jury trial.

The shooting happened last September at Mattoon High School.

Two students were hurt.

The next hearing is set for July 6th.

A judge will likely make a ruling on the matter at that time.

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