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Jury to decide fate of 15-year-old charged in teen girl's murder

Jury to decide fate of 15-year-old charged in teen girl's murder

Prosecutors told jurors Tuesday that a 15-year-old boy charged in the brutal murder of a teenage girl in Northeast Baltimore last year was just as culpable as the two men who directed the plot and carried out the killing.

"We don't contend that, with his own bare hands, Raeshawn Rivers killed Arnesha Bowers," Assistant State's Attorney Sharon Holback said in closing arguments. "We do contend that because of everything he did … he is equally responsible for the murder as the man who in fact killed her, and … the man who ordered her death."

Rivers' defense attorney, Roya Hanna, countered that Rivers was "helpless" to...

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