Braiden McCahren's Case.
Braiden K. McCahren, who is 16 years old, is accused of the December 18 2012, fatal shooting of 16 year old Dalton Williams and of pointing a gun at a third 16 year old boy who also was in the house during the time of the shooting.
Psychologists Rod Swenson and Thomas Price testified that Braiden McCahren would be better off in a facility such as the State Treatment and Rehabilitation Academy. But the Prosecution wants to try him as an adult which would lead to a very severe sentence.
Braiden pleaded not guilty to the charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault. We believe that as a 16 year old child he should remain in the Juvenile Justice System.
Update: Braiden McCahren was sentenced to 15 years and is eligible for Parole in about 6 years as of 2015.