Hearing Set for Boy Charged in Roswell Shooting

Hearing Set for Boy Charged in Roswell Shooting

Staff Report
The Associated Press

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A judge in Roswell will hold a hearing Friday on whether a 12-year-old boy is competent to stand trial in a Jan. 14 middle school shooting in which two other students were wounded.

District Judge Freddie Romero will preside over the hearing for the boy, who is charged with three counts of aggravated battery in a deadly weapon in Berrendo Middle School's gym.

A 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were seriously wounded.

The Roswell Daily Record reports that Special Prosecutor Matt Chandler declined comment on whether he thinks the boy charged in the case should stand trial.

He would stand trial as a juvenile.

The Associated Press is not identifying the boy because of his age.