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Judge postpones hearing for convicted killer

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

On Thursday morning, 18-year-old Jamar Mays, who was sentenced as a juvenile, went back in front of a judge expecting to find out whether he'd be put on probation or sent to prison as an adult. However, a decision wasn't made.

The judge decided to continue the hearing in a couple of weeks. Mays' attorneys came to court with witnesses to do live testimony Thursday, but instead the judge said all witness testimony needs to be in written form.

Mays turned 18 in June. At that time, a judge decided to keep Mays in a juvenile facility for five more months.

Now that that time is up, the judge will choose to either release Mays and probate him, or send him to adult prison.

Mays pleaded guilty to manslaughter for shooting and killing his close friend Ali Shalash in November of 2009. In February of 2010, a judge sentenced him to 10 years.

Until the next hearing in a couple of weeks to determine where he'll go next, Mays will remain in the juvenile treatment facility.


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