Salina, KS

Now: 11 °

Currently: Fair

Hi: 17 ° | Lo: 1 °

17-Year-Old to be Tried as Adult in Topeka Killing

KSAL StaffJune 18, 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A judge has ruled that a 17-year-old can be tried as an adult in a Topeka killing.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the decision to move the case against Christopher Shawn Pattillo to adult court was made Thursday in Shawnee County. Patillo was 16 in April when Brian Miller was fatally shot. Pattillo initially was charged in juvenile court with first-degree murder.

Prosecutors allege Pattillo drove a van from which a gunman fired shots at two people. A second suspect also is jailed in the killing.

Patillo’s mother, Kimberly Hendrix, testified that her son has had a “hard life.” The teen’s father, also named Christopher Shawn Pattillo, is serving a sentence of 22 years and eight months in prison in the 2003 shooting death of a 36-year-old man.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Topeka Man Accused of Aggravated Burglary

September 6, 2017 11:17 am

Topeka Man Hurt in Crash Near Salina

August 28, 2017 6:53 pm

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Shooting Call Ruled a Hoa...
January 16, 2018Comments
Vandals Damage Trailer
January 16, 2018Comments
Suspect Buys Vacuum, Hour...
January 16, 2018Comments
Salina Catholic Educator ...
January 15, 2018Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018