- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

VIERA, Fla. (AP) - A teenage girl will remain jailed on charges stemming from the shooting of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper by her boyfriend, who was then killed.

A circuit judge ruled Monday after a three-hour hearing that 16-year-old Morgan McNeil should be held without bail on adult charges of second-degree murder and attempted premeditated murder of a law enforcement officer.

Florida Today reports (https://on.flatoday.com/1eyLTNj ) that Lt. Channing Taylor testified that 15-year-old Zane Terryn pulled a gun on him June 14 and fired a shot from about 6 feet away, hitting him in the shoulder. Taylor returned fire, killing Terryn, as McNeil allegedly tried to drive Terryn away.

Prosecutors say Terryn and McNeil were driving to Ohio to commit suicide when Taylor approached them outside a convenience store because their headlights were off.

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Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), https://www.floridatoday.com


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