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.
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.