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Teen murder suspect awaits judge's decision

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McKINNEY, Texas -

A judge has not yet decided if a Wylie teen will be tried as an adult or a juvenile for the murder of his classmate.

The 15-year-old is accused of shooting 15-year-old Nahum Martinez in the head in the early morning hours of March 31. He and another juvenile suspect then allegedly wrapped the body in a comforter, threw it out of a second floor window and tried to stuff it into a nearby storm drain.

During the certification hearing the suspect's attorney described him as a "sweet loving kid… who had been shuffled around between family members because his mother didn't want him."

The prosecutor countered by telling the judge "sweet loving kids don't kill somebody they profess to be their best friend… then leave him in a gutter."

The prosecutor also pointed out what a teacher said about suspect, that "he will become a serial killer if left to his own devices and because he looks like a sweet kid you'll never see him coming."

Outside the courtroom Martinez's family members took some time to remember him.

Ezra Martinez said she adored her older brother, who she called Bubba.

And in trying to cope with his death she put together a book describing how "disbelief turned to shock when it was discovered that one of Nahum's own classmates had taken his life."

"I know people think Nahum was taken away from this world far too young, but he will always be with us in our hearts," she said.

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