Prosecutors to Appeal Judge's Dismissal of Charges Against LaDue

Updated: 07/30/2014 6:49 PM
Created: 07/30/2014 12:23 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Prosecutors plan to appeal the dismissal of the most serious charges against a Waseca teen accused of plotting to kill his family and attack his school.

The Star Tribune reports 17-year-old John LaDue appeared in court Wednesday for a hearing where prosecutors were seeking to try him as an adult. But that hearing was postponed while they appeal the dismissal of charges.

A county judge on Monday threw out four counts of attempted murder and two counts of attempted damage to property. The judge allowed six counts of possession of explosives to stand.

The teen was arrested in April after authorities said they found him in a storage locker with bomb-making materials. Court documents say they also found guns, explosives and a journal outlining a plan.

LaDue is currently being held in a juvenile facility in Red Wing.

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