Boston Teen Arraigned In Brother's Death

A 14-year-old Boston boy charged with fatally shooting his 9-year-old brother has been held on $50,000 bail.

Juanly Pena pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of manslaughter and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Pena was indicted earlier this month as a youthful offender in connection with the February death of his brother Janmarcos, in their Dorchester home, making his name public.

Authorities say the accidental shooting occurred late on a weekday morning when both boys should have been at school. Their mother was outside warming up the family van at the time.

Juanly Pena is charged as a youthful offender in juvenile court, opening his case to the public.

His lawyer says he is scared and has the support of his mother.


This article was originally published on April 28, 2014.


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