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Case Against Marshall Co. Student Will Stay In Adult Court For Now

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This is the yearbook photo of Gabriel Parker from WPSD This is the yearbook photo of Gabriel Parker from WPSD

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (WPSD) - The case against Gabriel Parker will stay in adult court for now.

According to WPSD in Paducah, Parker's attorneys filed a motion to send the case back to juvenile court.  Parker is accused of shooting and killing two of his classmates at Marshall County High School earlier this year. 

Parker was indicted on two murder charges and 14 assault charges for the Jan. 23 shootings at Marshall County High School. Bailey Nicole Holt and Preston Ryan Cope were killed and another 18 people were injured at the high school in far western Kentucky. Holt died at the scene and Cope died later at a hospital. Other shooting victims were identified in the indictment by their initials.

The murder charges against Parker carry a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison upon conviction, and the assault charges a minimum of 10 years.

On Monday, the judge decided to give the attorney general's office three weeks to respond to that motion. A decision on whether to send Parker back to juvenile court will be made at a later date.

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