The defendants – Micah Boose, 18, and Ryan Sutton, 17 – also were indicted on two counts of attempted especially aggravated robbery and two counts of attempted first-degree murder. Both are being held on $500,000 bonds.
On Aug. 19, 2018, on Cotton Lane in the Cottonwood Apartments, Boose and Sutton got out of a car and confronted two men they saw standing by a stop sign. While attempting to rob the men, the teens began firing weapons, striking and killing 47-year-old Pedro Juarez-Hernandez.
A second victim ran after the gunmen, but they shot him in the left thigh and escaped.
Boose was arrested the following day, while Sutton turned himself in a week later.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Paul Goodman, chief prosecutor of the DA’s Vertical Prosecution Team 4 which handles all cases in General Sessions Division 12 and Criminal Court 4.