Prosecutors seek 1st-degree murder verdict against boy, 14

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – Prosecutors in northwestern Pennsylvania say they will seek a first-degree murder conviction against a 14-year-old Erie boy charged in the shooting death of an 18-year-old.

The Erie Times-News reports that the youth’s lawyer is expected to file a motions seeking to have the case moved from adult court to juvenile court.

Prosecutors in Erie County allege that the youth shot Jacob Pushinsky while trying to steal his bicycle on July 11. The victim’s 14-year-old brother said he saw the defendant, a classmate, grab the handlebars of the bike and demand that the victim give it to him, then pull a gun from his waistband and fire.

The youth is charged with homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering, robbery, and weapons counts. Trial in the case is scheduled for November.

Information from: Erie Times-News

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