Teen Wants Charges Thrown Out 16 May 14

The attorneys for the 17-year-old Waseca boy accused of planning a school shooting say that their goal is to get the charges against him thrown out. John LaDue was arrested in a storage unit and allegedly had bombs, guns and ammunition for a planned attack on Waseca High School. Public defender Dawn Johnson says even if the evidence in the police reports were true, there still isn’t enough probable cause to make it fair for the court to hold LaDue on those charges. In court this week, the judge ordered LaDue to remain at the Red Wing Juvenile Facility, rather than be moved to Lino Lakes as requested by the prosecution.  The judge also approved a motion to begin the certification of LaDue as an adult, a process which could take up to three months. LaDue will be back in court on June 18th when his attorneys say they hope to get the charges thrown out.