Ohio judge to sentence teen in school cafeteria shooting

2016-06-06 13:14


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Hamilton – An Ohio juvenile court judge is set to sentence a 15-year-old boy who pleaded guilty to charges after police say he opened fire on fellow students in a school cafeteria.

Butler County Juvenile Court Judge Ronald Craft has scheduled a Monday afternoon hearing in the case of James Austin Hancock. The teenager pleaded guilty in April to four counts of attempted murder and one count of inducing panic. Craft ordered a pre-sentencing investigation and agreed to a defense request for a psychological evaluation.

Attorneys expect Hancock to be ordered to remain in juvenile detention until he's 21. If he causes problems, he could face time in adult prison.

Hancock was charged in the February shooting at Madison Local Schools near Middletown, north of Cincinnati. Two students were wounded and two others were hurt in the shootings.

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