17-year-old charged with Murder
By Diane White
A local 17-year-old was charged Wednesday as a juvenile, with second degree murder, in the shooting death of another teenager on a Metro Transit bus in downtown early Sunday.
Ramsey County Prosecutors believe there's enough evidence to convict Jerome Pablo Cross of the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Earl Freeman. Evidence includes: eye witnesses, video surveillance, and weapons, according to the AP.
Prosecutors are also asking the judge to move the case to adult court, according to Kare 11. The decision won't be made for a few weeks and in the meantime, Cross will remain in custody, partly for his own safety.
About 40 family members and supporters stood outside the courthouse today as Cross was charged, yelling for his freedom and claiming his innocence, according to the Star Tribune.