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Teen Accused In Shooting Transferred To Adult Jail

Todd Pittenger - June 12, 2015 3:02 pm

Saline County Jail

A 17-year-old boy who is one of 6 people accused in the shooting death of a Salina South High School student, was transferred this week to the Saline County Jail from a juvenile detention center in Junction City where he was being held.

17-year-old Andrew Woodring appeared in juvenile court in Salina Thursday afternoon. Saline County Attorney Ellen Mitchell told KSAL News that after his appearance, he was transferred to the Saline County Jail where he will be held until at least June 29th.

The Saline County Attorney’s Office has filed a motion to have Woodring prosecuted as an adult. Judge Renee Young will hear arguments on June 29th.

Woodring is facing charges that include:

  • 1st degree murder
  • attempted 1st degree murder
  • shooting at an occupied vehicle
  • conspiracy to commit aggravated battery
  • obstruction

Woodring is one of 6 people accused in the shooting death of a 17-year-old Allie Saum.

Allie was shot and killed on May 6th in what turned out to be a case of mistaken identity. Police said that the shooting was prompted by a fight earlier in the evening. A group of people went out to seek revenge. One of them mistakenly identified a male in a pickup that was driving by as being involved in the fight. Shots were fired at the truck as it drove eastbound in the 500 block of Russell. Saum was also in the truck, and was hit in the head.

The other defendants in the case include:

  • 21-year-old Azucena Garcia-Ferniza
  • 22-year-old Macio Palacio
  • 19-year-old Jerome Forbes
  • 19-year-old Daniel Sims
  • 18-year-old Stephen Gentry

All, with the exception of Garcia-Ferniza are facing the same four felony charges of 1st degree murder, attempted 1st degree murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle, and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery. Garcia-Ferniza  is facing a single felony charge of obstruction.

Along with the hearing for Woodring, all of the other defendants are also scheduled to appear in court on June 29th, for a preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to proceed to a trial.

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