The 11-year old defendant is the youngest person tried for murder in almost nine decades.
The teenager sentenced for shooting a schoolmate at Martinsville West Middle School now faces more charges for his conduct while in prison.
Phelps will spend 5 of those years on probation, and has been ordered to never have contact with his victim again.
The lawyer representing the 16-year old accused of shooting a classmate at Martinsville West Middle School has elected to have a judge hear the case.
Jury selection begins in Clay County today in the trial of a Martinsville teenager accused of shooting a former schoolmate.
Aggravated battery charge could mean more jail time for Martinsville shooting suspect Michael Phelps.
In an effort to prevent jury contamination, the jurors who will hear the Michael Phelps trial will not be from Morgan County.
The 15 year old is not in pain, but his wounds have yet to heal, and a long recovery awaits.
The Martinsville teen who was shot Friday has been upgraded to serious condition after undergoing a second surgery.