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Omaha teen to stand trial as adult in blind date assault case

OMAHA, Nebraska (Nebraska) — A teen accused of assault on a blind date will be tried as an adult.

Jonathan Love-Lucas, 18, will face an adult trial and his name will be made public on Wednesday after he was initially charged as a minor.

As first reported by 6 News in January, Chris Peters was hospitalized after the attack. Peters went to an address in western Omaha, expecting to meet the woman he had spoken to on a dating app. Instead, the defendant allegedly dragged Peters out of the car and then beat him with fists and an iron bar.

The victim’s mother was present at the court hearing where the case against Love-Lucas was referred to adult court.

“Well, he was only four days short of his 18th birthday and he committed a crime – a felony, which he is accused of,” said Janet Dammann, the victim’s mother. “And if he can commit a felony, then he deserves to be put on trial for adults.”

Peters is released from the hospital but needs a dental procedure after half a dozen teeth are knocked out in an attack.

Love-Lucas remains in jail on $1 million bail.

GoFundMe was created to help with Chris’ medical bills.

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