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Man charged in teen’s death back in court

January 18, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The case of a Massachusetts man charged with shooting and killing a 15-year-old boy he thought was trying to break into his house is heading back to court.

The Republican newspaper reports that prosecutors and defense attorneys for 44-year-old Jeffrey Lovell are scheduled to appear Thursday in Hampden Superior Court in advance of Lovell’s manslaughter trial slated to start next week.

Authorities say Lovell shot through a door of his Chicopee home and killed 15-year-old Dylan Francisco in July 2016.

Francisco and two other youths were knocking because they thought it was a friend’s house.

Lovell told police he told the group to leave, but they continued banging on the door until a window broke and he thought they were trying to break in.

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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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