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January 8, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Adult charges filed against Moses Lake boy accused of shooting parents

Columbia Basin Herald (MCT)

EPHRATA – Prosecutors filed adult charges Monday against the Moses Lake teen accused of shooting his parents last March.

Nathon Brooks, 15, faces two counts of first-degree attempted murder as well as a count of unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree, according to court officials.

He originally was charged in juvenile court with two counts of attempted murder, according to a previous Columbia Basin Herald article.

Prosecutors began the process of filing adult charges against Brooks in Grant County Superior Court last week, after visiting Douglas County Superior Court Judge John Hotchkiss ruled the boy could be tried as an adult.

Brooks allegedly took a .22-caliber pistol out of a locked gun case, loaded it and waited around 90 minutes before deciding to shoot his parents.

At the time, he reportedly told police his parents had grounded him from video games and other electronic devices.

His parents survived the shooting.

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