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Teenager will be charged as adult in murder of brother and sister

Nicholas and Ashlynn Nelson murdered last year
Posted at 6:00 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 18:09:33-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A 15-year-old boy who was arrested shortly after the murders of a brother and sister last year in Indianapolis will be tried as an adult.

Following a series of hearings, Lometreus Sanders' case has been moved from juvenile to adult court, according to the Marion County Prosecutors office.

16-year-old Nicholas and 15-year-old Ashlynn Nelson were students at Lawrence North High School. They were shot to death last August at their northeast side apartment near North Post Road and East 42nd Street.

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The two were getting ready for school when the shooting happened. Sanders was arrested a few days later.

After the murders, an aunt described the victims as really good kids who stayed to themselves.

The teens' mom said Nicholas had a 4.6 GPA and was hoping to attend Purdue University. She said Ashlynn was quiet but a nice young girl.