A teenage girl from Lincoln accused of stabbing her father to death has requested her trial be transferred to juvenile court, according to KOLN.
Sallie Gilmer, 15, was arrested along with her 17-year-old boyfriend, Isaac Honigschmidt, despite telling police she had come home to find her father dead, the Lincoln Police Department (LPD) said in a statement released last fall.
The LPD said that at 4:06 p.m. on Oct. 3, 2022, they responded to a call to find Sallie at the apartment and her deceased father, 70-year-old Jessie Gilmer. However, they claim that information dug up from the interviews, digital evidence, and evidence collected from the apartment indicated that Sallie and Isaac planned the murder a week in advance.
Sallie faces charges of first degree murder and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, while Honigschmidt is charged with aiding and abetting murder in the first degree, according to the statement. Both could face life in prison if convicted.
In her filing, her attorney says that because she was 15 at the time of the alleged offense, the court has jurisdiction to transfer her case so she can be tried as a juvenile instead of an adult, KOLN reports. Honigschmidt filed a similar motion, but Judge Andrew Jacobsen denied it, calling the case “extremely violent.”
The Lincoln Journal Star previously reported that the teen is accused of giving Sallie the knife used in the murder, which she returned to him afterwards.
There is no date as to when the judge could rule on Sallie’s motion, KOLN says.