VINITA, Okla. - A Vinita teenager charged with murder could walk free in a couple of years.
Koalten Orr reportedly admitted to shooting and killing his stepmother, Laura Hendrix, last year when he was 14.
On Friday, Judge Rebecca Gore denied Orr’s request to be certified as a juvenile, but did grant him youthful offender status. That means if he’s convicted there’s a chance that he could only be imprisoned until he’s 18 and a half years old.
The judge believes he can undergo treatment, but also noted that he’s shown no remorse.
FOX23 learned prosecutors plan to appeal the judge’s decision and have Orr tried as an adult.
Court documents show Orr waited for Hendrix to get out of the bathroom and ambushed her in the hallway. He reportedly told police he could hear her wheezing, but did not call 911. He also claims she sexually abused him, but the victim’s family denies those allegations.
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