EVERETT – A hearing to determine whether a 15-year-old boy will be tried as an adult in the slaying of a Snohomish man has been postponed until Nov. 2.
Snohomish County Juvenile Court Judge Ronald Castleberry on Tuesday allowed for the extra time for the boy to undergo a psychological evaluation.
The boy, who will be treated as a juvenile until the hearing, agreed to the delay. Prosecutors are seeking to move the case to adult court.
Arraignment on the charge of aggravated murder in the June 27 death of Larry Kloes will be postponed until after a judge decides whether the boy will be tried as an adult or juvenile.
The Herald normally does not name juveniles prosecuted in Juvenile Court.
Prosecutors allege the murder was motivated by revenge because Kloes, 49, previously reported thefts by the 15-year-old to police. Investigators suspect the teen recruited two friends to rob and kill Kloes.
The two, Perry Marshall Rothermel, 18, of Puyallup, and Jeremy Richard Boone, 16, of Sumner, were charged with aggravated murder in Kloes’ death.