Prosecutors want Kingsley boy tried in district court
A 14-year-old boy accused in the shooting death of his stepbrother in Kingsley may be tried in district court instead of juvenile court. The boy is charged as a juvenile with involuntary manslaughter and willful injury in the death of 17-year-old Kyle Badgerow on Dec. 9. The Sioux City Journal said the Plymouth County attorney's office has filed a motion to waive jurisdiction for the prosecution of the boy as a youthful offender. If a judge approves the motion, he would be tried in district court. A hearing is Jan. 20. Trying a juvenile as a youthful offender would make him eligible for rehabilitation or punishment when he becomes an adult.