Four men behind bars for the shooting death of a young Erie boy will face first-degree murder charges when they go to trial.
All four suspects have been charged in the death of 7-year-old Antonio Yarger Jr.
Yarger was among a group of kids when he was shot in the head near Downing Ave. and Fairmount Parkway.
During a hearing, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office told Judge John Mead they intend to seek first-degree murder convictions against the defendants.
They will not seek the death penalty, meaning all four face life in prison if convicted.
The trial is set to begin May 19.