- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in an early January shooting death in Columbia.

Nineteen-year-old Stone Midgyett entered the plea Monday in the death of 19-year-old Deante Smith of Columbia during a street fight.

Smith died Jan. 4 of a gunshot wound to the back of the head. Another man was wounded.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1I8ouN4 ) Midgyett told police Smith shot first and he returned fire. However, witnesses told police Smith did not have a gun.

Midgyett is being held on a $500,000 bond.


Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com



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