- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A judge has ordered that an Omaha teen will stand trial in the gang-related shooting deaths of two men at a party.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1Cv5DK4 ) a judge ruled Tuesday that there is sufficient evidence to try 16-year-old Charles Trotter, who is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two weapons counts.

Trotter was arrested Jan. 6 following the Jan. 3 slayings of 26-year-old Marcel Lovejoy and 26-year-old Dexter Joseph. Both were found dead in a north-central Omaha apartment.

Detective Sherry King says autopsy results show Lovejoy died of a gunshot wound to his back. Joseph had been shot three times in the head and chest.

Authorities say the shooting stemmed from an ongoing rivalry between the gangs.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com


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