Monument Teen Facing Murder Charge

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A 15-year-old Monument boy will be tried as an adult for first-degree murder after investigators say he shot his grandmother as she slept.  Authorities say 74-year-old Jacqueline Paul was shot once in the head with a .22-caliber rifle April 26th.

District Judge David Shakes says he decided to send the case to trial in part because of Christopher Paul's confession, and gunpowder on his hands.  Sheriff's detective Cliff Porter says the boy wrote that he fantasized about killing his grandmother for two days so she wouldn't go to school with him.  He had been suspended from Lewis-Palmer High School, and was told she would have to accompany him to class when he returned. 

The boy remains jailed without bond.  He faces arraignment August 20th.