Accused Roswell School Shooter Competent To Stand Trial

Mar 28, 2014

A judge in Roswell says the 12-year-old boy accused of opening fire in his middle school gym and injuring two students is competent to stand trial.

The juvenile faces three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for the Jan. 14 shooting at Berrendo Middle School. A 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were seriously wounded.

State District Judge Freddie Romero presided over Friday's brief hearing for the boy, who is too young to be tried as an adult.

The judge ordered the boy to be held at a facility in Bernalillo County and set another hearing for the end of April.

It could be June before the case goes to trial.

The Associated Press is not identifying the boy because of his age.

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