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MORALES TO STAND TRIAL FOR MURDER AS AN ADULT

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ONE OF THE DEFENDANTS CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN THE NEW YEAR’S EVE DRIVE BY SHOOTING OF A SIOUX CITY GIRL WILL STAND TRIAL AS AN ADULT.

CARLOS MORALES WAS 17 WHEN HE AND TWO OTHER DEFENDANTS ALLEGEDLY SPRAYED BULLETS AT A MORNINGSIDE HOME THAT STRUCK AND KILLED MIA KRITIS WHO WAS ATTENDING A PARTY IN THAT HOUSE.

HE TURNED 18 ON JANUARY 11TH.

JUDGE JEFFREY NEARY DENIED A DEFENSE REQUEST TO TRANSFER THE CASE TO JUVENILE COURT.

PROSECUTORS HAD STATED THAT MORALES HAS A LONG DOCUMENTED HISTORY WITH JUVENILE COURT DATING BACK TO 2015 WITH SEVERAL PLACEMENTS IN FACILITIES.

THE TRANSFER REPORT NOTED A HISTORY OF THEFT, LYING, CURFEW VIOLATIONS, RUNAWAY AND TRUANCY, AND GANG INVOLVEMENT.