OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – A teenager accused of attacking a blind date will be tried as an adult.
Jonathan Love-Lucas, 18, will be tried in an adult court, making his name public on Wednesday after initially being charged as a juvenile.
As 6 News first reported in January, Chris Peters ended up in hospital after being attacked. Peters had gone to an address in west Omaha expecting to meet a woman he had been talking to on a dating app. Instead, the defendant allegedly pulled Peters out of his car and then beat him with his fists and an iron bar.
The victim’s mother attended the court hearing that transferred the case against Love-Lucas to adult court.
“Well, he was just four days away from his 18th birthday and he committed a crime, a serious crime, that’s what he’s been charged with,” said Janet Dammann, the victim’s mother. “And if he can commit a crime, he deserves to go to an adult court for that.”
Peters is out of the hospital but needs a dental procedure after half a dozen teeth were knocked out in the attack.
Love-Lucas remains in jail on $1 million bond.
A GoFundMe was set up to help with Chris’ medical bills.
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