Idaho boy may face adult court in dad’s shooting

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – An eastern Idaho prosecutor says he wants a 12-year-old boy charged with first-degree murder in his father’s shooting death to be treated as an adult in court.Bannock County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Vic Pearson told the Idaho State Journal that he’s wants the youth moved to adult court so if he’s convicted, he can get a longer sentence.The boy was arrested on Feb. 17 after police said his father was shot and killed at their home near Swan Lake. Details of the allegations haven’t been released because juvenile cases are sealed in Idaho.Pearson says he hopes to seek a blended sentence, in which an underage defendant serves time in a juvenile facility before being moved to the adult prison system.A hearing is set for April 4.

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