Judge finds Indiana teen guilty in school shooting

By CHARLES WILSON | July 11, 2011 | 9:29 AM EDT

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting a former classmate at a central Indiana school last spring has been found guilty of attempted murder.

Morgan Superior Court Judge G. Thomas Gray issued his verdict Monday after a brief trial in which accused shooter Michael Phelps of Martinsville and victim Chance Jackson were the only two to testify.

Phelps was accused of shooting the 15-year-old Jackson at Martinsville West Middle School on March 25. Jackson survived but is still recovering.

Phelps testified he intended to kill Jackson when he shot him.

Phelps had previously waived a jury trial, and prosecutors and defense attorneys waived opening arguments Monday.

Gray scheduled sentencing for Aug. 12.