Plea Deal in the Works for Slashing Suspect

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

A plea deal could be in the works for a 14–year–old boy accused of slashing the throat of a Montrose High School student.

The attorney for the young boy said Wednesday that he has received an offer and is reviewing it but he needs more time to discuss it with his client, Michael Yates.

Yates is charged as an adult with attempted first–degree murder and conspiracy to commit first–degree assault.

He is accused of walking into the school back in November and cutting the throat of 17–year–old Mallory Haulman.

The arrest affidavit says Yates told officers voices in his head told him to hurt someone.

His next court appearance is scheduled for March 25th.

Another 14–year–old charged in the case, Andrew Brown, is also due in court on that day. He is charged with conspiracy to commit first–degree murder.

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