The District Attorney’s Office has filed a motion asking that a 16-year-old Manila boy be tried as an adult for allegedly murdering one Eureka teen and wounding another during a marijuana transaction in Arcata.
Today Judge Gregory Elvine-Kreis scheduled a hearing for Nov. 12 and Nov. 13 on whether Logan Brewer Hearst will stand trial in adult or juvenile court for the death of 18-year-old Taevonne “Tae” Latimer, who was shot several times during the incident on May 26.
Brewer Hearst also is accused of shooting Latimer’s friend Daylyn Prudhomme, 18, in the leg.
Brewer Hearst, wearing a green Juvenile Hall sweatshirt, sat next to his attorney David Nims during the hearing this afternoon. Nims requested the so-called “transfer” hearing be set in November and estimated it would last two days.
Deputy District Attorney Jessica Watson is prosecuting the case.
The Probation Department will compile a report, due by Oct. 22, and make a recommendation on whether Brewer Hearst should be transferred out of Juvenile Court. Ultimately a judge will decide.
According to the Arcata Police Department, the shooter pulled a handgun and opened fire during a marijuana transaction that had been arranged on Snapchat. Latimer and Prudhomme were in a vehicle with two friends under 18 who have not been named.
Afterward the shooter fled on foot. He turned himself in the following day.
Latimer was a senior at Eureka High School and would have graduated on June 14.