- Associated Press - Thursday, April 24, 2014

LYNN, Mass. (AP) - A 15-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in a fatal shooting during a botched robbery in Lynn.

The Essex district attorney’s office said Kevin Omar Sanchez of Lynn was arraigned Thursday in Lynn District Court. Sanchez is charged as an adult in the April 16 death of 18-year-old Amoy Blake. Sanchez is held without bail.

Prosecutor Kate MacDougall said at the hearing that Sanchez and a 17-year-old co-defendant were with Blake when Blake allegedly held a gun to a man’s head during an attempted robbery. She said the robbery target, a 24-year-old Lynn man, then shot Blake with a gun he was licensed to carry, and called 911. He isn’t charged.

Prosecutors said since Blake died while allegedly committing a felony, other participants in that felony can be criminally liable for his death.

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