STILWELL – An Aug. 23 preliminary hearing has been set in Adair County for a 15-year-old boy and his mother who stand accused in the fatal shooting of the boy’s grandfather.

Silverio Antonio Wolfe, 15, and Lorie Jean Wolfe, 38, are charged with first-degree manslaughter in connection with the July 6 shooting death of Jimmy Dean Wolfe.

The charges against Lorie allege she aided and abetted Silverio Wolfe in the unnecessary shooting death of Jimmy Wolfe, while trying to her father from committing domestic violence in her home.

Silverio is charged as a youthful offender, He has been told he is charged as an adult, but that he can petition to have his case moved to the juvenile division of the district court.

Sheriff’s office personnel were called to the shooting and initially indicated it may have been justifiable. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation responded, and some of the agents are witnesses, along with sheriff’s deputies and Sheriff Gerald Coleman.

First-degree manslaughter is punishable by imprisonment for four years to life.

James Cosby, a Tahlequah attorney, represents Lorie Wolfe. Scott Hickman, of Roland, represents Silverio Wolfe. Assistant District Attorney Shannon Otteson is prosecuting the case.

The Aug. 23 hearing is at 10 a.m. in Stilwell and will be presided over by Associate District Judge Elizabeth Brown.

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