Socastee teenager trial set for Monday
Mon, 08 Aug 2011 11:50:01 GMT — SOCASTEE, S.C. (WPDE) -- The trial for a 15-year-old Socastee High student accused of shooting at the school resource officer and bringing bombs to school will begin Monday morning.
Christian Helms is charged with attempted murder and three counts of possession of a manufactured bomb device.Related Stories Trial date set for teen in SC school shooting Accused Socastee High shooter expected in court today Socastee teen to be tried as an adult Socastee school shooting hearing continues Student accused of threatening school to have hearing today
He's accused of shooting at Officer Erik Karney. Shrapnel wounded Karney's face.
Police say Helms also brought bombs to school in his backpack.
In March, Family Court Judge Georgia Anderson decided that Helms would be tried as an adult for the charges he faces.
Since the March decision, Helms has remained at the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia, where he's been treated for mental health issues.
(This story courtesy WPDE and CarolinaLive.com.)