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First of 4 teens arraigned in 12-year-old’s killing

December 26, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The first of four suspects in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 12-year-old Bridgeport boy has been arraigned in court.

The Connecticut Post reports 16-year-old Alexander Bolanos appeared Wednesday, wearing ankle chains. Judge Tracy Lee Dayton says even though Bolanos is a juvenile, he’s being treated as an adult because of the severity of the charges: conspiracy to commit murder, second-degree larceny and carrying a pistol without a permit. He was ordered held on a $1 million bond, despite his lawyer seeking leniency.

More than a dozen family members of the victim, Clinton Howell, appeared in court. Some wore T-shirts depicting the boy, who was killed Dec. 18.

Three other teens have also been charged in connection with the killing. One is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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