Roswell school shooting suspect to face judge

Posted at: 05/16/2014 7:56 AM
Updated at: 05/16/2014 8:00 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com



The 12-year-old boy accused of shooting two students at his Roswell middle school could plead guilty at his hearing on Friday.

In March, Mason Campbell's lawyer told KOB Eyewitness News 4 they planned to plead guilty. A maximum sentence for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon would keep Campbell in a juvenile detention center until he's 21.

On Jan. 14, Roswell police said Campbell entered the gym of Berrendo Middle School with a sawed-off shotgun and opened fire, injuring two students.

Kendal Sanders, 13, was shot in the arm. She is currently at home recovering, but her father says 150 lead pellets cannot be removed from her body, causing spasms, pain and recurring infections. Her medical bills total up to $200,000.

Nathaniel Tavarez, 12, suffered wounds to the face, neck and chest during the shooting. He remained hospitalized in Lubbock, Texas, for several weeks before returning home for recovery.

The hearing starts at 10 a.m. Stay with KOB Eyewitness News 4 and KOB.com for updates.