ELKHART — An Elkhart teenager will be charged as an adult with the September 2018 murder of Jaren Minies.

Alphonso James III, 14, was waived to adult court following a hearing Friday in front of Juvenile Magistrate Deborah Domine. Police say he fatally shot 18-year-old Minies on Sept. 12 during a deal to trade an Xbox for a handgun.

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Joe King

rape and murder by 14? Yeah, he's done. too late to teach values and morals at that age. His parents, family, and friends failed him by not guiding him straight. Let this be a lesson to other "kids"...stay in school, get good grades, be a productive citizen.

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