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Boston Teen Allegedly Kills Based On Address

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BOSTON — Prosecutors say a Boston teenager who was supposed to be at a Red Sox game while on a day pass from a juvenile detention facility instead stalked the city streets looking for a victim and fatally shot another teen based solely on where he lived.

Ricardo Arias was ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty on Tuesday to killing 18-year-old Alex Sierra.

Authorities say the 17-year-old Arias, in the custody of the State Department of Youth Services because of a gun possession charge, left the baseball game early Saturday, went to the South End with a friend, and asked passers-by if they lived in the Villa Victoria housing project, the home of a rival gang.

When Sierra said yes, prosecutors say Arias gunned him down.

Sierra had no gang ties.

This program aired on September 7, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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