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Boy, 16 to be tried as adult in stabbing

Friday, February 29, 2008

A teen-age boy has been indicted by a Marshall County grand jury on an assault charge for allegedly stabbing a man nine times on Dec. 29 in a mobile home park at Farmington.

Wesley Paul Jedlicka, 16, of Summertown, was named in a juvenile petition by Sheriff's Capt. Norman Dalton to Juvenile Court Judge Steve Bowden to have the boy declared delinquent for allegedly stabbing Jerry Watterson, 22, who was then living at 2648 Nashville Highway.

However, Assistant District Attorney Brooke Grubb on Feb. 5 asked Bowden to transfer Jedlicka's case so he might be tried as an adult and, after a hearing, the judge agreed. That sent the boy to the county jail, where he's being held in lieu of $100,000 bond, and sent his case to the grand jury, which met on Feb. 20.

See Friday's Tribune for the complete story.