November Trial Set For Boy Accused Of Killing Dad

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP)-- A northeast Kansas teenager accused of killing his father, Darren Gay, is scheduled to go to trial in November on a first-degree murder charge.

The Kansas City Star reports the 15-year-old Shawnee boy is being tried in juvenile court for the shooting death of his father last July.

A Johnson County District Court judge on Thursday denied a prosecution request to try the teen as an adult and scheduled the trial for Nov. 3 in the juvenile division.

The boy was 14 when he was accused of emptying a magazine of 16 bullets at his father. He testified at a hearing last month that his father physically and sexually abused him.

The Associated Press generally doesn't name juveniles accused of crimes unless they are tried in adult court, but the Kansas City Star identified the accused as Dalton Gay.

Posted by Greg PAlmer