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Hearing scheduled to determine if Trinity Quinn will be tried as adult in Exxon murder

(Metro Police)

A hearing has been slated for September to determine if Exxon murder suspect and former AMBER Alert subject Trinity Quinn will be tried as an adult in the case.

Quinn, 15, and Daniel Clark are both facing criminal homicide charges in the deadly shooting of Charlotte Pike Exxon clerk John Stevens, 58.

A court clerk told Fox 17 News if Quinn is tried as an adult, she would not be eligible for a death sentence because of her age, but she could be facing life in prison.

If Quinn is tried as a juvenile, any sentence handed down would not surpass her 19th birthday.

In the meantime, Quinn will stay in Juvenile Detention until the hearing. She's currently undergoing mental evaluations to determine if she can stand trial.

Metro Police said that Clark and Quinn entered the store on May 2. Clark is accused of holding Stevens at gunpoint and demanding his keys. Stevens grabbed the hand Clark was holding a gun in, and at that point, police said Clark took a few steps back and fired several rounds into Stevens' body. Clark allegedly rummaged through Stevens pockets after the shooting and pulled out the clerk’s vehicle keys.

Clark and Quinn fled the store and the area after an unsuccessful attempt to steal an SUV. The two were picked up the next day after a dump truck driver noticed Quinn and alerted authorities.

The hearing is set for Sept. 7.


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