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Trial Begins For 11-Year-Old Colville Student Accused Of Murder Plot

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The trial for a Colville Elementary School student got underway in Colville on Thursday. The trial for a Colville Elementary School student got underway in Colville on Thursday.

COLVILLE, WA - The trial for a Colville Elementary School student got underway in Colville on Thursday.

Prosecutors say the 11-year-old boy and a friend planned to kill a female classmate, among other crimes, but were caught when a classmate saw their weapons and contacted school officials.

The two fifth-graders were arrested February 7 after officials discovered them trying to sneak a gun and knife into their school. The girl was not harmed.

On Thursday, classmates took the stand.
    
One classmate testified that the accused discussed handcuffing and raping the girl before he planned to fatally stab her.
    
According to testimony, the 10-year-old was supposed to hold classmates at bay with a gun.
    
The younger boy pleaded guilty last April. He was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, juvenile in possession of a firearm and witness tampering. He was sentenced to three to five years in a juvenile detention facility.

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