COURT HEARING: Suspects In Carjacking Face Judge

A Polk County judge could decide this week if two teens accused of a carjacking will be tried as adults.

In February, three teens allegedly pulled 36 year old Mike Wasike from his car, beat him, left him in the snow, and took off in his vehicle.

Wasike is still in the hospital.

One of the three teens, 16 year old Kenneth Berry, is already charged as an adult.

Monday afternoon, a judge began hearing arguments to decided how the other two teens will be tried.

Here’s where Wasike’s wife stands.

“They need to be charged as adults and not just for Mike. They already messed Mike up. I don’t want to see another person injured like Mike was injured. For the sake of the community, I’ll leave it up to the judge and prosecutors. I hope they will be charged as adults,” said Joan Namachemo, the wife of Mike Wasike

The hearing will continue Tuesday.

The judge could make a decision by Wednesday.