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Trial ordered in shooting outside Pa. school

January 23, 2014
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A teenager has been ordered to stand trial in a shooting that injured three students outside a western Pennsylvania high school last fall.

An Allegheny County judge on Wednesday held the 16-year-old defendant on three counts each of attempted homicide and aggravated assault, but dropped one other count of each charge and lowered bail from $500,000 to $100,000.

Prosecutors said three students heading to their vehicle after classes ended at Brashear High School were hit by gunfire Nov. 13, but the wounds weren't life-threatening. Authorities said the suspect told them he was retaliating for having been beaten during a drug-related robbery the previous month at school.

A defense attorney said Wednesday that a key witness plans to recant his statement to investigators, leaving prosecutors with little more than hearsay evidence.



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