A teenager accused of murder appears in court Friday morning to ask that his case be tried in Juvenile Court.
An 18-year-old Lincoln man has pleaded not guilty to shooting and killing 19-year old Naïf Al-Kazahy.
Investigators say the incident erupted late on July 29. They say the suspect shot Naif Al-Kazahy after Al-Kazahy used a baseball bat to hit a man who used brass knuckles to punch Al-Kazahy's brother, Munif.
The teen's lawyer, Chris Eickholt, submitted testimony to have the trial moved to Juvenile Court, Friday. The suspect was 17 at the time of the shooting, just 10 before his 18th birthday.
Due to the suspect's age and the fact that he has not been charged as an adult, 1011 is not releasing his identity at this time.
The teen is facing charges of 2nd degree murder (20-life), use of a firearm to commit a felony (5-50 years), and being in possession of a short shotgun (5 years and up to $10,000 fine.)
A Lancaster County judge has taken the motion into consideration.