TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) – A Toledo teen is locked up after being charged in Toledo's last murder of 2011. Prosecutors said they plan to file a motion to certify the teen as an adult.
At the time, police said the murder was gang related. It involved three teens: one dead, another wounded, and one who could spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Just before midnight on Friday, police responded to shots fired at Tecumseh and Hoag. Two teens were found lying in the street. Police said Deadrick Rocker, 17, was shot several times and pronounced dead at the scene. Another 16-year-old was also shot and rushed to the hospital.
Davion Wilson, 16, went before a juvenile court judge Wednesday morning for murder and felonious assault. Even though Wilson is a juvenile, police released his picture to the media Tuesday. At that point they had charged Wilson with murder and said he was on the run.
"He has a limited criminal history. He doesn't have any prior felonies. He turned himself in yesterday to the court and was here today for arraignment. He's 16 years old and at this point, this is what we call a mandatory certification," explained Lori Olender, assistant prosecutor.
A probable cause hearing will be held later this month in which the surviving teen in this shooting could testify. If probable cause is proven, Wilson will be certified as an adult in the murder case. However, the judge's discretion will determine if he is certified for the felonious assault. Murder is a mandatory life sentence as an adult. A juvenile conviction means a defendant can get out at 21 years old.
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