Hearing set to determine if teen should be tried as adult
The 17-year-old boy accused in the shooting death of Harvey High School student Yorry Timley will appear in Lake County Juvenile Court in late-January to determine whether he should be tried as an adult.
Timley, 16 was shot and killed Oct. 19 in the 500 block of Mentor Avenue in Painesville. The 17-year-old juvenile suspect was arrested Oct. 30 after an investigation by city police.
The juvenile is facing one count of reckless homicide and three counts of tampering with evidence. He waived a probable cause hearing
Nov. 26 and will appear again before Juvenile Court Judge Karen Lawson Jan. 28. At that hearing, Lawson will determine if the 17-year-old is “amenable to care or rehabilitation in the juvenile system.”
If she determines that he isn’t, the case will be bound
over to Lake County Common Pleas Court where he will be tried as an adult.
If tried as an adult, he he faces a maximum of 12 years in prison. If the case remains in the juvenile court, he faces confinement until his 21st birthday.
A rally to end gun violence was held Nov. 25 at First Church Congregational in Painesville. The event was sparked by Timley’s
“My son Yorry had everything going for him,” Michelle Timley said. “He played sports ... he had friends that loved him, and he loved his friends just as well ... and it all got taken away.”
She continued: “I would like to say children, please, put the guns down and pick up a book. Be somebody, because my son’s dreams will never be fulfilled.”