SCRANTON -- Defense lawyers asked a judge Monday morning in Lackawanna County to throw out second degree murder charges against three teenagers accused of the death of a Scranton police officer.
But the judge decided that the teens will head to trial on those murder charges.
Nasiir Jones, Isiah Edwards, and Tanner Curtis are charged with second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, and conspiracy.
Officer John Wilding was badly hurt while chasing the teens in July 2015 after an alleged robbery. He died the next day.
Prosecutors believe Officer Wilding died as a result of their crime.
The preliminary hearing began in Lackawanna County court last week.