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Prosecutors want to try juvenile suspect in Lawrence shooting as adult

June 13, 2008

Douglas County prosecutors are seeking to have a 16-year-old boy tried as an adult in the shooting deaths of two men last weekend in east Lawrence.

In a motion filed by the district attorney's office, prosecutors argued Kellam D. Jones should be tried as an adult because the deaths occurred while he was at least 14-years of age and in possession of a weapon.

The motion also says Jones is charged with offenses that if committed by an adult would be a felony.

Jones was charged as a juvenile earlier this week with two counts of felony first-degree murder and one count of attempted aggravated robbery.

The charges stem from a shooting early in the morning of June 7 at 1311 Del. The occupant of the house, Roland Klundt, 20, and Gage Hauk, 18, McLouth were killed. Prosecutors allege Hauk and Jones went to the residence to commit robbery. Hauk was shot by Klundt and Jones then shot Klundt, the charges allege.

Because Jones was allegedly attempting a robbery, which is a felony, he can be charged with both deaths.

A hearing on the motion will be held June 23.

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