17-year-old to stand trial as adult for death of 2 teens

Posted at 9:18 AM, Dec 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-24 10:18:28-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 17-year-old will stand trial as an adult for the murder of two other teens that occurred in March 2021.

Edward T. Shelton faces two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action.

He stands accused of killing 15-year-old Dominique Nelson and 15-year-old Dominik Simmons.

Court records show Kansas City, Missouri, police were dispatched to the area of 73rd Street and Norton Avenue on March 20.

One teen was found at the scene shot multiple times. The other teen was found the next morning nearby with a gunshot wound to the back.

Prosecutors have requested a $200,000 bond for Shelton.

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