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The case against a Racine teen accused of shooting his girlfriend is on hold so attorneys can file motions for and against moving him to juvenile court.

Keller McQuay’s attorney Wednesday told the court that she is going to file a request to have his case moved down to juvenile court, a story in The Journal Times reads. Prosecutors said they will fight that move.

McQuay, 14, was charged Sept. 14 as an adult after allegedly shooting his girlfriend, Vista Jackson, also 14, with a sawed-off shotgun. According to the criminal complaint, McQuay and Jackson were heard saying they loved each other before a witness heard a “pop,” and Jackson was shot.

He was supposed to have his preliminary hearing Wednesday, but Assistant State Public Defender Katie Gutowski asked for a two-week postponement, the story continues. Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch granted a week.

McQuay remains in the juvenile detention center on a $250,000 cash bond. He will have his preliminary hearing Oct. 1 in adult felony court.