Murder Charge Filed in Teen's Party Death

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Charges have been filed against a 20-year-old man more than a year after he allegedly shot and killed a 17-year-old girl at a Las Vegas house party.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Demetrius Black was charged with murder Wednesday in the death of Betty "Jay" Pinkney.

The girl was dancing with friends at a house party last January in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley when a fight broke out.

Police say Black and his friends were kicked out of the house, but returned and sprayed random gunfire at the crowd. Pinkney was fatally shot, while 32-year-old Karen Sinatra was injured.

Black has been in jail since last March on unrelated robbery charges. The Review-Journal reports detectives linked him to Pinkney's death when they recovered a gun.

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