Teen to stand trial as adult in North Texas school shooting

2018-06-06 12:17

A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting a female classmate in their North Texas high school cafeteria will stand trial as an adult.

State District Judge Cindy Ermatinger ordered on Tuesday that Chad Anthony Padilla be prosecuted as an adult on an aggravated assault charge in the January 22 shooting of a 15-year-old girl in the Italy high school cafeteria.

WBAP-AM in Dallas-Fort Worth reported that an investigator testified on Tuesday that the victim said she had hugged Padilla, asked him to sit and told him he appeared angry.

She said that's when he drew back, told her, "Sorry it had to end this way," and shot her repeatedly.

Sheriff's investigator Brian McIntosh says the boy then chased the girl outside but dropped his gun when confronted by officers.

Italy is about 65km south of Dallas.

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