14-year-old charged in Burlington shooting could be tried as adult

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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — The Alamance County District Attorney’s Office plans to try a 14-year-old charged with shooting and beating a Burlington woman as an adult, according to the Burlington Times-News.

The woman, Deborah Wilson, was attacked as she left her Lakeside Avenue home when the teenager reportedly shot her three times in the abdomen and neck with a pellet gun.

Assistant District Attorney Brandon Ector said her assailant then hit her in the head with the gun “so hard it broke in half.”

The woman remained in the hospital Thursday, the paper reported.

The boy, whose name has not been released, is in juvenile custody. He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Police used a bloody blue and black tennis shoe left behind at the scene to identify the boy.

A probable cause hearing is set for Aug. 21.

The judge ordered the boy to remain in secure custody.

Source: Burlington Times-News


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