Wylie Teen to be Tried as Adult in Murder Case

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UPDATE: After a week of testimony, a judge ruled Friday that a Wylie teen will be charged as an adult for allegedly killing a classmate. This is according to Attorney Edwin King.

Two teens are accused of luring Ivan Mejia into a wooded area behind Wylie East High School, choking him to death, and then trying to bury his body near Firewheel Shopping Center.

Cops say the motive is a teenage love triangle.

The ruling means the teen could face up to life in prison for first degree murder. He will now be moved to the Collin County Jail.

This is what District Judge Cynthia Wheless said in

“Judge Wheless has given us a very fair hearing. She’s gone to great lengths to let both sides present what they wanted to present,” said Attorney King. “This has been a tragedy for all the families involved, for all the kids involved, for the Wylie community. It’s been an extremely difficult case for everybody, especially the Mejia family.”

There’s no denying the lives of all these families will be forever changed. But for the Mejia Family, this might get them one step closer to justice for Ivan.