Hearing set to decide if Freeman High School shooter will be tried as adult

A hearing to determine if a high school student charged with shooting one classmate to death and wounding three others south of Spokane last year will be tried as an adult has been pushed back to later this fall.

The hearing for 16-year-old Caleb Sharpe is now set for November 26th after the prosecution requested a delay. Spokane County prosecutors contended that defense attorneys have been slow to share reports from expert witnesses who are evaluating Sharpe’s mental health.

Sharpe has been in custody since the September 13th shootings at Freeman High School.

Sharpe faces one charge of aggravated first degree murder, three charges of attempted first degree murder, and 51 counts of second-degree assault. He was 15 at the time of the shootings. (AP)

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