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11-year-old Ind. boy charged in brother's death wears Mickey Mouse T-shirt, shackles to court
MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) ' An 11-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting his 6-year-old brother has made his first court appearance wearing a Mickey Mouse T-shirt and shackles, but he'll have to wait to see whether he'll be tried as an adult.
The boy sat with his mother and defense attorney as Morgan Superior Court Judge Christopher Burnham asked if he understood his rights. The boy answered: "Yes, sir."
Morgan County Prosecutor Steve Sonnega says he hasn't decided whether the boy should face adult charges of murder and reckless homicide.
Six-year-old Andrew Frye died Thursday after being shot in the head with a .22-caliber gun at his family's home near Martinsville, about 20 miles south of Indianapolis.
The two boys have different last names.
Few details have emerged because a judge has ordered documents sealed.