Prosecutors want Memphis teen moved to adult court

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Juvenile Court judge is considering prosecutors' requests to move the case of a 17-year-old girl accused of shooting a friend to adult court.

Police charged the girl with reckless homicide after going to an east Memphis home Aug. 14 and finding 17-year-old Sarah Galbraith dead of a gunshot wound.

Prosecutor Dan Byer told a judge Thursday that the girl's actions were so reckless she deserves jail time, The Commercial Appeal reports.

The girl has told police that she was attempting to empty the gun by pulling the trigger when she accidentally shot her friend.

Defense attorney Samuel Jones urged the judge to keep the case in Juvenile Court. A hearing is set for Sept. 7.

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