Juvenile Who Was Alleged Driver For Lookout Valley Murders "Not Doing That Well"

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

In a hearing held for the 15-year-old juvenile charged with being involved in the Lookout Valley shooting in which three people were killed, defense attorney Marty Levitt said of his client, "I don't think he's doing all that great."

Attorney Levitt objected to the media being allowed into the Juvenile Court hearings because he said the increased publicity would make finding an unbiased jury very difficult if the case is transferred to Criminal Court.

It was decided that a transfer hearing will be held on July 10 to decide if the young man will be tried there as an adult.

 Attorney Levitt described his client as an eighth grader who is now on suicide watch. The young man's mother told Judge Rob Philyaw that her son has several medical conditions.

 Attorney Levitt said, "I understand it's a high profile case, but my client is still entitled to a fair trial."

 Judge Philyaw said that while he had set "very strict parameters" for the media, the public "does have a right to know the process and what goes on."

 Attorney Levitt said the current allegation is that defendants 22-year-old Skylar Allen and 19-year-old Derek Morse actually did the shooting, while his client "might have been present in the car."

 The case against Allen and Morse was bound over to a grand jury Wednesday morning.


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