Hearing Delayed

1 decade 2 years 6 months ago Friday, July 06 2007 Jul 6, 2007 Friday, July 06, 2007 3:40:07 PM CDT July 06, 2007 in News
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JOPLIN (AP) - Supporters of a teen accused of firing an assault rifle inside his middle school have been flooding the court with letters as the teen's attorneys seek to move the case out of adult court. Fourteen-year-old Thomas White is accused of firing a shot in October at Memorial Middle School in Joplin and pointing the gun at school administrators. No one was injured. Public defenders for White were granted a two-week delay on Friday to depose witnesses and submit depositions in support of remanding the case to juvenile court. About a dozen people stood outside the courthouse before the hearing with signs proclaiming "Thomas is a child," "Lower Thomas' bail" and "Bullying is the explanation." The court also has received about 40 letters in support of White.

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