Springfield teen faces murder charge in court
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—A 16-year-old youth has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the shooting death of a man outside a house party in Springfield over the weekend.
Authorities had said the teen would be arraigned in juvenile court, but he appeared in Springfield District Court. A judge ordered him held without bail.
Police say 38-year-old Antonio Gonzales was killed early Saturday morning.
The Republican reports (http://bit.ly/PRhOVh) Gonzales was shot in the chest after he attempted to intervene in a disturbance that spilled onto the roadway in front of 305 Bay Street.
Sgt. John Delaney says there was a birthday party involving teens and the suspect came over looking to start trouble. Gonzales attempted to intervene and was shot.
Gonzales' death is the city's seventh homicide of the year.
Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/