15-year-old suspect in Dadeville mass shooting to be tried as adult

Published: Sep. 13, 2023 at 12:09 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2023 at 12:15 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

DADEVILLE, Ala. (WTVM) - The sixth suspect arrested after a mass shooting in Dadeville, Alabama, leaving four killed and more than 30 injured during a sweet 16 birthday party, will be tried in court as an adult.

The suspect, now identified as Sherman Peters, was 15-years-old on the day of the shooting and was originally charged as a juvenile required by law.

District Attorney Mike Segrest filed a motion to have the defendant be transferred to Tallapoosa County Circuit Court to be tried as an adult, and a transfer hearing was held on July 19th.

Juvenile Court Judge Kim Taylor entered an order for the defendant to be transferred on Sept. 12.

According to Segrest, the next step expected in the case will be an “Anaiah’s Law” hearing before it is bound over to the Grand Jury.