Murder trial approaching for Elkhart teen

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

GOSHEN - A teenager charged with murder could stand trial in the next three weeks, after a judge denied a motion for a continuance.

Jesus Macedo-Perez, 16, of Elkhart, was in the Elkhart Circuit Court on Thursday for a hearing.

That’s according to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth .

Macedo-Perez’s attorney said he needed more time to talk with witnesses and gather evidence to use during the trial. However, that request was denied.

Macedo-Perez faces a murder charge for his involvement in a fatal drive-by shooting in Elkhart on June 22.

Baxton Barhams was wounded during the shooting. He was taken to Elkhart General Hospital and pronounced dead.

Macedo-Perez was arrested the next morning and charged June 26.

He’ll be back in court on Nov. 7.

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