OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — New charges have been filed against a man accused of fatally shooting an Ottumwa teenager.
The Ottumwa Courier reports that Venhure Tsegay was charged last week with a robbery and burglary that occurred on Oct. 30, 2015. Tsegay is accused of shooting 16-year-old Christian Madueno in the face on Nov. 29, 2016. Authorities say Madueno died nearly a month later, on Christmas Day last year.
The 19-year-old Tsegay has not yet entered pleas on the new charges but has pleaded not guilty to charges of robbery and first-degree murder in the slaying of Madueno. Tsegay’s trial on those charges is scheduled to begin March 6.
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Information from: The Ottumwa Courier, http://www.ottumwacourier.com