Huffman HS shooting suspect denied youthful offender status, trial date set

Huffman HS shooting suspect denied youthful offender status, trial date set
Michael Jerome Barber has been indicted on manslaughter charges. (Source: BPD)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The teen charged in a fatal shooting at Huffman High School last spring has been denied youthful offender status.

The court denied the request for 17-year-old Michael Barber to be tried as a youth due to Barber making “several bad decision in possessing a firearm, deciding to take it to school and brandishing the deadly weapon while other young people were in close proximity.”

Barber is charged with manslaughter and certain persons forbidden to possess a pistol for the shooting death of Huffman High School student Courtlin Arrington in March.

Barber’s trial has been scheduled for June 10.

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