Overland Park Teen to be Tried as Adult in Deadly Shooting

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) _ One of two teenage brothers accused
in a deadly shooting in suburban Kansas City will be tried as an adult.

The Kansas City Star reported on its Web site that Johnson County District Judge Brenda M. Cameron issued her ruling Tuesday in the case against 17-year-old Avrin Chapman of Overland Park.

A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday to determine whether his 16-year-old brother, Devin Chapman, will stand trial as a juvenile or an adult.

Authorities allege that 21-year-old Donte Robinson, of Merriam, died after each of the brothers shot him Feb. 6 in a hotel parking lot in Overland Park. Another person was wounded in the shooting.

The defense said that Avrin Chapman only started shooting because he felt threatened and wanted to frighten people.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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