(Versailles, Ind.) - A Ripley County judge is deciding whether a 15-year-old facing a murder charge should be waived to adult court.
The teen boy identified only by his initials “SN” was in Ripley Circuit Court last Thursday. He was allegedly involved in the shooting of Nancy Hershman, 68, in Milan during a break-in at Hershman’s home in December.
Prosecutors say if “SN” is not waived to adult court and convicted, he could be out of corrections by the time he is 18, or 21 at the latest.
Judge Carl Taul took the arguments from the prosecutors and defense under advisement and will issue a ruling at a later date. If he is waived to adult court, "SN" would face the same charges as Allison Moore: Murder, Burglary, and Attempted Murder.
Moore is the 22-year-old woman who allegedly pulled the trigger in the fatal shooting of the widow. She is scheduled to go to trial June 17.
A second teen, age 16 referenced as “DH” who allegedly took part in the same break-in and shooting, will have an adult court waiver hearing on April 16.