Teen Charged with Shooting and Killing Sister Pleads Not Guilty

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by Sandra Torres

MILWAUKEE-- A teenager charged with shooting and killing his 15-year-old sister inside their South Side home plead not guilty when appearing before a judge Friday morning.

19-year-old Miguel Morales-Rodriguez became emotional as he entered the courtroom. His family tells CBS 58's Sandra Torres that he is emotionally distraught.

Morales-Rodriguez is charged with second degree reckless homicide with use of a dangerous weapon.

According to court records, the teen and his 15-year-old sister Brendaliz were having an argument over a video game on the early morning hours of January 8th.

Morales-Rodriguez told police he asked his sister for the video game that was on his phone, while pointing the gun at her. He says that's when he accidentally pulled the trigger, and shot her in the head, killing her.

The 19-year-old plead not guilty in court and waived his right to a pre-liminary hearing. His next court appearance is scheduled for January 28th.

If convicted, he faces 25 years in prison.

 

 

 

A TEENAGER CHARGED WITH SHOOTING AND KILLING HIS 15-YEAR-OLD SISTER INSIDE THEIR SOUTH SIDE HOME APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE TODAY...
 

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