TULSA, Okla. - A Tulsa judge has reversed himself and now says 14-year-old murder suspect Joshua Mooney will be tried as an adult.
Court documents show the judge believes there is not a reasonable likelihood of rehabilitation if Mooney is found to be guilty.
The judge says a video showing 15-year-old Joshua Mooney joking about the crime, pointing his finger to his head like a gun, and saying "headshot" was a big factor in his decision.
Prosecutors say Mooney murdered Mary Escue in December 2012 in her parents' Jenks home.
She had interrupted a burglary, according to court documents, and Mooney, who was 14 years old at the time, pointed a rifle at her which he'd found in the home.
He marched to a chair, had her sit down, then shot her in the head, ignoring her pleas for mercy -- something he reportedly admitted to police.
After the murder, he finished burglarizing the home, taking money and guns, then stole Escue's car.
In Oklahoma, a person charged with first-degree murder automatically faces the adult justice system if they were 13 or older at the time of the offense.
Mooney's attorney requested and originally received a reverse waiver to have Mooney returned to the juvenile justice system.