Teen Accused in Mill Valley Drive-By Smiles But Doesn't Enter Plea

By: Brian Shields - Thu, 10 May 2012 15:46:36 -0800

SAN RAFAEL (KRON) -- A 17-year old high school student still hasn't entered a plea to a series of charges that include a drive-by shooting and the theft of a celebrity chef's sports car.

KRON 4's Terisa Estacio who was in court says  Max Michael Wade smiled several times while the judge was reading the charges against him.   Prosecutors say Wade was the motorcyclist who opened fire on two high school classmates in Mill Valley last month.  Investigators are also linking Wade with the break-in at a San Francisco auto dealership that led to the theft of celebrity chef Guy Fieri's yellow Lamborghini which was recovered in a Point Richmond storage unit.

Wade's defense attorney declined to enter a plea because he still hopes to convince the judge to try the case in juvenile court.  If he's convicted as an adult, the teen could face up to 30 years in state prison.

The defense urged the public to reserve judgement in the case until all of the facts are in.  Wade remains in jail on $2 million bond.

Stay tuned to KRON 4 and KRON4.com for the latest on this developing story.

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