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Under Nevada law, a minor charged with murder is automatically tried as an adult, so your son will be tried as an adult. What it sounds like is your son is claiming self-defense in this case. Self-defense is justified in the following circumstance:
This will be difficult as he will have to prove that the intent of the two boys chasing him was to hit him with the car and try to hurt him. This will be difficult and will be essential as he would need to be in immediate danger of bodily harm and had to use appropriate force to protect himself. If the two boys were simply chasing him with no intent to run over him then it is likely that self-defense will not work. This defense will be an uphill battle for your son and you really need to hire a very good criminal defense attorney.
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