Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - A 14-year-old boy charged with murder faced a judge on Tuesday.
Tuesday's felony hearing was pushed back until August 6th, while attorneys work out details and sort through paperwork.
However, the prosecutor filed an affidavit stating that a grand jury has indicted 14-year-old Myles Taylor on one count of second degree murder.
Taylor is accused of shooting and killing 16-year-old Kelmyne Jones after a fight over sneakers on June 6th on Northland Avenue in Buffalo.
Taylor is being charged as an adult. Proceedings will not change because of his age. However, his defense attorney says there could be some restrictions. Cameras were not allowed in court on Tuesday because of his age.
The young suspect is in 8th grade at Waterfront Elementary School. Defense attorney John Molloy says Taylor should be in summer school right now.
Molloy says that Taylor has never been in trouble with the law before and that, "the fact that he's lost or bewildered is probably not surprising ... he is somewhat unsettled."
Mentally, Molloy says that his client is a juvenile. "I have an almost 14-year-old grandson," he says. "So, yeah, they're kids, they're babies."
The defense attorney says there were allegations Taylor had brought a gun to school last spring, but no evidence was ever found.
Meanwhile, Taylor's mother and stepfather had to move out of their North Buffalo home last Friday, because of threats received ever since the young suspect's arrest.
Taylor is expected to be arraigned early next week.
The prosecution and family members declined to comment.