The Indiana Court of Appeals says the case was properly waived to an adult court even though the defendant was 15 at the time of the shooting.
The family of Chance Jackson is suing the Martinsville School District for failing to protect their son from Michael Phelps, who shot Jackson on school property
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.
Fifteen year-old Michael Phelps will be tried as an adult for the alleged shooting of one of his classmates.
Accused shooter's attorney says adult prison would have a significantly negative impact in his client.