Prosecutor seeks to try Ohio girl, 14, as adult in dad’s slaying

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Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser said Friday that his motion asking a judge to move the case out of juvenile court should lead to a “thorough investigation and evaluation” of the girl and won’t necessarily be his office’s final position.

Police said 71-year-old James Allen Ponder was shot in the face. She told a 911 operator she had shot her father. Authorities allege she loaded the gun with the intent to kill.

A message was left Friday for her attorney. She has been held in juvenile detention since her Feb. 23 arrest on an aggravated murder charge.

The Associated Press generally doesn’t name juveniles charged with crimes.

An Ohio prosecutor has filed a motion to try as an adult a 14-year-old girl charged with killing her father.

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