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Court date set for teen charged in fatal shooting

August 11, 2015

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A teen suspected in a fatal shooting in Berkshire County is scheduled back in court next month.

The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/1HDySZG ) that 18-year-old Thomas Lee Newman Jr. has also been assigned an attorney.

Newman pleaded not guilty last week to charges of murder and armed assault to murder in connection with a shooting in Pittsfield that killed an 18-year-old man and wounded a 17-year-old youth.

Authorities say he fled the city after the shootings and was arrested days later in Utica, New York.

He was ordered held without bail. He is due back in court on Sept. 14.

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Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com

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