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Boys, 16, 'shot 14-year-old girl in the head because her Snapchats were annoying'

Mirror logo Mirror 11/05/2017 Steve Robson

Deserae survived but suffers partial blindness and paralysis. © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Deserae survived but suffers partial blindness and paralysis. Two schoolboys are to stand trial in the US accused of shooting a 14-year-old girl in the head because they found her SnapChats annoying.

Colter Danny Peterson and Jayzen Decker, both aged 16, have been ordered to face the courts as adults in Utah.

They are accused of planning and carrying out the horrific shooting of Deserae Turner.

The schoolgirl nearly died after being blasted in the head by Peterson and left in a ditch to die.

She survived after she was reported missing and two women who were part of a search party found her.

Prosecutors say it was Decker who concocted the plan to 'get rid of' Deserae.

Deserae Turner. © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Deserae Turner. He was said to be 'annoyed' by her texting him.

The pair had initially planned to slit her throat and let her bleed to death, a court heard.

But they decided it would be quieter to shoot the victim.

One of the boys even kept a shell casing from the attack, in the rural town of Smithfield, as a memento.

The pair both faces charges of attempted aggravated murder and face up to 15 years in jail.

Deserae remembers nothing of the incident and has been left with partial blindness and paralysis.

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