DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa teenagers were arrested in A Des Moines school shooting One of the teenagers separately tries to get the other to testify in defense.
A judge ruled this week that the trial of Preston Walls, 18, and Bravon Tucks, 19, should be split so Walls can testify for Tucks’ defense attorneys.
Both teenagers face first-degree murder, attempted murder and felony charges in the shooting deaths of the students. Gionee Dameron, 18, and Rashad Carr, 16; on Jan. 23 at Starts Right Here, an alternative school for at-risk students.
Walls shot both students and charged Damage to the wheelsWho founded the school? Walls left the school in a car driven by Tux.
Tuks’ attorneys tried to separate the arguments in an earlier hearing. Walls said Tux was not involved in the attack. Tux’s attorneys want Walls to testify in Tux’s defense and have requested various trials for such testimony.
The judge agreed to separate the hearings but denied a request to delay Walls’ trial, which is scheduled to begin May 1. A hearing for Tux has not been scheduled.
The program started here It reopened in February with added security.. Activist and rapper Will Holmes was shot in the hip and right arm but has since recovered and is back at school.