According to the Associated Press, Gabriel Dawson was certified Wednesday in Buchanan County Juvenile Court to stand trial as an adult in the case. The teen previously had faced a juvenile charge of second-degree murder.
Dawson is one of five suspects charged after Powell’s body was found in a parking lot near 22nd and Frederick May 18. Prosecutors believe the victim was killed during a drug transaction and attempted robbery.
The Buchanan County Juvenile court said it no longer has jurisdiction over Dawson’s case. As of 12:30 p.m. charges had not been filed through the Buchanan County Prosecutor’s Office.
(AP and Post contributions)