Sturgis teen files motion to move murder case to juvenile court

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis teen charged with the murder of a 16-year-old girl from Moorcroft, Wyoming will appear in court this week in an effort to have his case moved to juvenile court.

Michael Gavin Campbell, 17 , is charged as an adult in the shooting death of Shayna Ritthaler. According to acting Meade County State’s Attorney Michele Bordewyk, Ritthaler was shot once in the head during an argument with Campbell.

Campbell’s attorneys claim, in a motion filed last week, the move to juvenile court would allow him to “get the assistance he needs to address his lack of social skills and inability to communicate effectively.”

Campbell is scheduled to appear in Meade County court Friday morning.

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