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Boston man held in slaying of woman in car

April 9, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man prosecutors say shot a woman sitting in a car on a city street because she had spurned his romantic advances has been ordered held without bail.

A not guilty plea was entered on behalf of 26-year-old Christopher Jackson at his arraignment Monday on murder and firearms charges.

Prosecutors say Jackson shot 25-year-old Keosha Gilmore in the head and chest as she sat in a car in Mattapan in February 2012 talking to her boyfriend.

Authorities say Jackson and Gilmore were childhood friends but Jackson was unwilling to accept that she didn’t share the romantic feelings he had for her.

Jackson was arrested Friday after DNA evidence tied him to Gilmore’s slaying.

Jackson’s lawyer says his client is innocent and has never been in trouble with the law.

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