Judge finds Indiana teen guilty in school shooting


A central Indiana teenager who insisted for weeks that he hadn’t intended to kill a former classmate admitted in court Monday that he had hoped the shots he fired would be fatal, bringing an unexpectedly fast end to his trial, Fox News reports. Sixteen-year-old Michael Phelps softly answered “Yes, sir,” when defense attorney Steven Litz asked him if he had intended to kill 15-year-old Chance Jackson in the March 25 shooting at Martinsville West Middle School. A few moments later, prosecutors dropped all charges but attempted murder, the one count on which Morgan Superior Court Judge G. Thomas Gray found Phelps guilty…

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