A Lancaster County judge has denied a request to move a case of an accused murderer to Juvenile Court.
Authorities say 18-year-old Zachary Neuberger 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 Neuberger'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 days before his 18th birthday.
1011 News waited to release the suspect's name due to the suspect's age at the time of the shooting and the fact that he has not been charged as an adult.
Neuberger will be tried as an adult. He's 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.)