New Developments in Noah Crooks Case

Posted at: 03/27/2013 5:12 PM
By: James Wilcox

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- ABC 6 News has learned what is expected to happen during an upcoming court hearing for a teenage boy accused of shooting and killing his mother and attempting to sexually abuse her.

An evidentiary hearing is set for Monday morning for Noah Crooks of Osage. We've learned his defense lawyers plan to ask the judge to throw out all statements made by Crooks following his mother's death. That includes during the 911 call authorities say he made following the shooting, and when officers arrived on scene and took him into custody.

Prosecutors say Crooks, who was thirteen at the time, shot his mother Gretchen 21 times last year.

His trial has been moved to Wright County, IA. Crooks is being tried as a youthful offender meaning his trial will be like that of an adult, but if convicted, he'll be placed in the juvenile system until he's 18. The courts will decide what to do from there.