BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty to
charges of manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a minor in
the shooting death of his 10-year-old cousin just before Christmas
The child entered the plea Monday afternoon at a hearing in Polk
County's Juvenile Court.
The Associated Press is withholding the boy's name because he is
The Polk County Sheriff's Office has said 10-year-old Miracle Johnson was playing with several young relatives in a bedroom at her home in Fort Meade when she was shot with a semiautomatic hand gun.
Johnson was pronounced dead at the home about 50 miles southeast
No further details about the charges were immediately available.
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