May 6, 2010 8:41 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
A 14-year-old boy charged in the shooting death of his younger brother told a Colorado Springs detective he hoped what happened was "just a nightmare."
The boy's comments were part of a taped interview played in an El Paso County courtroom Wednesday during a hearing to determine whether the teenager should be tried as an adult. The hearing continues Thursday.
Prosecutors say the boy shot his younger brother while he slept last year and then wounded their mother by shooting her with a rifle and stabbing her with a knife. The boy's defense attorneys say he has a history of sleepwalking and hallucinating.
They say the teen would be the youngest inmate in 117 years at Colorado's Department of Corrections if he is tried and convicted as an adult.