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Two teens charged as adults in fatal shooting of sleeping woman

FILE - Two 16-year-old boys accused of fatally shooting a woman as she slept have been charged in adult court with murder.
FILE - Two 16-year-old boys accused of fatally shooting a woman as she slept have been charged in adult court with murder.
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OGDEN — Two 16-year-old boys accused of fatally shooting a woman as she slept have been charged in adult court with murder.

Daniel Garcia and Tre'von Jordan Zamora, both of Ogden, were charged Friday in 2nd District Court with murder, a first-degree felony; and obstruction of justice, a second-degree felony.

Zamora received additional charges of possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor. A sawed-off shotgun was found in his home by police, according to the charges.

On Aug. 13, Maria Sanchez, 47, was shot while sleeping in a house at 314 28th St. At least seven rounds were fired into the house, according to charging documents.

A third juvenile was also with Garcia and Zamora. When police questioned him, he told detectives, "Tre’von and Daniel shot at the residence, but he would not say why they shot at the residence," the charges state.

The third juvenile was released. It was not known Tuesday if he would also be charged.

A motive for the shooting was unclear Tuesday or whether Sanchez was the intended target. Garcia told detectives that the three boys had "discussed shooting up the house," the charges state.

Under state law, juveniles who are at least 16 years old who are accused of murder can be charged as adults.

Both boys were scheduled to make their initial appearances in court on Wednesday.