A Pasco teen charged in a deadly shooting outside of Fiesta Foods will not appear in court Thursday as originally scheduled.
Abraham Barajas, 15, had been set to enter a plea in Juvenile Court to his new charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.
However, before Barajas can be arraigned, a Franklin County Superior Court judge needs to decide if his case should be handled in the juvenile or adult court, Deputy Prosecutor Kim Kremer told the Herald.
A special decline hearing is set for May 22, though it likely will be postponed because both Kremer and defense attorney Karyn Oldfield have other hearings scheduled that day.
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Barajas is being held in the Juvenile Detention Center in Kennewick on $250,000 bail.
Barajas and co-defendant Chris Pedroza-DeSantiago are accused of killing Juan C. Melgoza, 42, on Feb. 4 because the victim was wearing a rival gang color.
Pedroza-DeSantiago, 20, is scheduled to return to court on May 19 to enter a plea to the charges.