A teenager accused of killing an Omaha girl wants his case transferred to juvenile court.
Justin Lenz, 17, who is accused of killing 16-year-old Melanie Koontz, faces adult charges of first-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony. Koontz’s body was found in an Omaha creek in May. Prosecutors say she was strangled.
Lenz’s attorney filed a motion last week to transfer the case to juvenile court. A hearing date hasn’t been set. — AP