Teen accused in Ogallala murder requests case be sent to juvenile court
A teen accused in an Ogallala murder is trying to get his case sent back to juvenile court.
Amedaus Leroux, 16, is charged with 2nd degree murder and a weapons count in the death of John Fratis, 25, in March.
The then 15-year-old was then found in Colorado after authorities released surveillance video.
Keith County court officials told NTV News, a judge is taking the request under advisement after Wednesday’s hearing.
They said a decision could be made in the next 7 to 10 days.
Under Nebraska law, a suspect cannot be sentenced to death or life without the possibility of parole in juvenile court.