GRANITE CITY, Ill. -- A 14-year-old boy will now face murder charges as an adult in southern Illinois.
The boy was originally charged as a juvenile in the shooting death of a 54-year-old Charles Weiss of Granite City. But the Belleville News-Democrat reports that a recent juvenile court ruling moved the boy's case to adult criminal court. A 16-year-old boy and two 15-year-old boys also are charged as adults in Madison County.
The four are charged with first-degree murder and suspected in Weiss' November killing. Police say Weiss was shot in an alley and told officers "they tried to rob me" before he died of his injuries.