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Lexington man pleads not guilty in killing of 15-year-old

Posted at 3:17 PM, Apr 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-16 16:17:00-04

LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — An 18-year-old Lexington man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and a felony weapons count in the January shooting death of a 15-year-old.

Court records show Ramon Gonzalez-Romero entered the plea earlier this month, and his trial has been set to begin July 13. Prosecutors say Gonzalez-Romero shot Jovanny Gandara early the morning of Jan. 2 during an altercation in northwest Lexington. Friends took Gandara to a Lexington hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police have said the gun used in the fatal shooting has been recovered.

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