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Boston man charged with manslaughter in death of teen girl

July 31, 2019

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man authorities say pushed a 15-year-old girl to the ground, causing her death, has been charged with manslaughter.

Isaias Plaza, of Boston, was held without bail at his arraignment Tuesday in connection with the death last July of 15-year-old Richelle Robinson, of Cambridge. A hearing to determine whether Plaza is dangerous is scheduled for Aug. 13.

Prosecutors say the 19-year-old Plaza knew Robinson and her friends, but had a falling out.

They say he pushed her down on a Cambridge street on July 22, 2018. Police found the high school student on the ground, bleeding and unresponsive. She died at the hospital the next day.

Prosecutors say Plaza burned the clothes he was wearing at the time.

Plaza’s attorney, George Ohlson Jr., declined to comment outside court.

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