Murder and robbery charges filed in Iowa against a 16-year-old Omaha boy have been dismissed.
The teen had been charged in Pottawattamie County District Court in connection with the January death of 38 year old Adam Angeroth of Council Bluffs.
Iowa court records say prosecutors sought dismissal of the adult charges because it was determined the alleged crimes occurred when the boy was only 15. The prosecutors said in their motion to dismiss that juveniles charged with forcible felonies must be at least 16 when the crimes occurred for the charges to be directly filed under the jurisdiction of a district court.
Consequently, the prosecutors said, the offenses should be charged in juvenile court. The boy remains in custody, awaiting action in juvenile court.