Tulsa Special District Court Judge Martha Rupp Carter rules 16-year-old Michael Bever will be tried as an adult.
Bever's public defender, Rob Nigh, had filed a motion seeking to have the teen declared a youthful or juvenile offender. The judge took the weekend and issued her ruling this morning.
Nigh said all he’s looking for is a hearing to assess whether Bever could be rehabilitated through Oklahoma’s juvenile system.
"The statute as it presently reads prevents us from seeking even a hearing, and that’s the part we believe to be unconstitutional," Nigh said.