A judge ruled Wednesday afternoon that a Jenks teenager charged with murder will be tried as a youthful offender.
15-year-old Joshua Mooney is charged with first degree murder in the death of Mary Escue in December 2012 in her parents' Jenks home.
Investigators tell KRMG that Escue appears to have interrupted a burglary and Mooney, who was 14 years old at the time, pointed a rifle he found in the home at her.
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.
They can request a reverse waiver to be returned to the juvenile justice system.
Tulsa County prosecutors argued that Mooney's case does not fulfill any of the requirements to obtain such a reverse waiver.
The state is expected to appeal the judge's ruling.