The 15-year-old Moses Lake boy accused of shooting his parents will likely face adult charges by the end of this week, according to Grant County Prosecutor Angus Lee.
Lee said prosecutors are currently in the process of filing charges against the boy in Grant County Superior Court.
The boy was originally charged with two counts of attempted murder in juvenile court, according to a previous Columbia Basin Herald article. He allegedly took a .22 caliber pistol out of a locked gun case, loaded it and waited around 90 minutes before deciding to shoot his parents in March.
At the time, he reportedly told police his parents grounded him from video games and other electronic devices.
His parents survived the incident.
It seems there are guidelines which judges use to make this determination. Among the factors that argue for trying the youngster as an adult is the seriousness of the offense. On the other hand, keeping him in the juvenile system would depend on the "the sophistication and maturity of the defendant."
It seems absurd to me that the former should weigh more than the latter.