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Teen accused in fatal park stabbing to be tried as adult

January 1, 2012 |  6:29 pm

A 16-year-old charged with murdering a man during a fight in a Huntington Beach park will be tried as an adult, the Orange County district attorney's office said.

Jesse Shockey, 16, of Garden Grove, is charged with one felony count of murder and a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. If convicted, he would face a maximum sentence of 26 years to life in state prison.

He is being held on $1-million bail and is scheduled for arraignment Jan. 17 at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana, according to the Huntington Beach Independent.

Shockey is accused of getting into an argument in Lark View Park with the friends of Dylan James Austin about two weeks before the killing, according to the D.A.'s office.

The 16-year-old is accused of returning to the park Dec. 21 with his friends, physically fighting with Austin, 19, and stabbing him fatally in the chest.

--Michael Miller, Times Community News