Max Wade, the San Rafael teen accused of trying to kill two people in Mill Valley and stealing a $200,000 Lamborghini belonging to celebrity chef Guy Fieri, was ordered to stand trial on most of the charges Monday.
Wade, 18, could face decades in prison if convicted at trial.
Judge Kelly Simmons ruled there was sufficient evidence to justifying holding a trial on six charges at the heart of the case, but she dismissed one count as technically redundant. She also declined to rule on two new charges related to Wade's arrest in Richmond -- that he had a stolen loaded gun and tried to pull it on detectives -- but the prosecution can still file those later.
The ruling followed three days of witness testimony in Marin Superior Court. In closing arguments Monday, prosecutor Yvette Martinez-Shaw said the case involved "the most serious and dangerous behavior there is, short of a homicide." Wade's lawyer, Charles Dresow, argued that the evidence was insufficient to support any of the charges.
The trial date will be set at a later hearing. Wade remains in custody in lieu of $2 million bail.
Authorities allege that Wade rode a motorcycle next to a pickup truck on April 13 in Mill Valley and fired a handgun at a teenage couple inside. The alleged victims, Landon Wahlstrom and Eva Dedier, escaped with minor injuries from flying glass.
Authorities allege that Wade tried to kill them because Dedier had rejected him romantically.
The prosecution alleges that Wade stole the Lamborghini in March 2011 from British Motor Cars, a luxury car dealership in San Francisco. Police said the Lamborghini, which belonged to restaurateur and television chef Guy Fieri, was stolen after someone entered the building through the roof and rappelled down to the car.
The car was not recovered for another 10 months, after Marin sheriff's investigators had identified Wade as the suspect in the Mill Valley shooting. With Wade under heavy surveillance, investigators were able to track him and the Lamborghini back to a storage facility in Richmond where he allegedly kept the car.
Investigators searched the storage container and seized the Lamborghini, a motorcycle, weapons and ammunition, fake IDs for three states, equipment to jam radio and cell signals, a replica police uniform and writings about alleged plans for more crime.
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