WARREN — A 16-year-old boy charged as an adult in the recent shooting death of his 16-year-old friend will have his case heard in the Warren County juvenile court system.
Judge William Morgan on Friday ruled during a hearing that the case of Brennan Collingwood, will be transferred to juvenile court. Collingwood allegedly shot Travis Barnett with a shotgun in August, according to the Warren Times-Observer.
Collingwood is accused of shooting Barnett the night of Aug. 22. Barnett, who was a student at Eisenhower High School, died of a single gunshot wound to the head.
Barnett was the son of Tammi and Justin Johnson of Sugar Grove and Gregory and Michelle Barnett of Corry.
Several conditions had to be met in order to allow the transfer. The Warren Times-Observer reported that Collingwood’s attorney, Wayne Hundertmark, and District Attorney Ross McKeirnan agreed to the stipulations, which included enough evidence to support a court case: Collingwood was older than 14 at the time of the alleged act; transferring the case is consistent with public interest; Collingwood is not a threat to the public or any individual; treatment, supervision and rehabilitation will be available; no degree of criminal sophistication was involved; Collingwood has no previous criminal record and/or delinquent history; and there is no reason to believe Collingwood will be committed to a mental institution.
Once Morgan said the court would grant the motion and transfer Collingwood to the juvenile system, the hearing was closed to the public.