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Teen suspect in connection with shooting of Trayvon Harris in court Thursday

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The teen suspect arrested in connection with the shooting death of 16-year-old Trayvon Harris appeared in Peoria County juvenile court today. The 16-year-old was the second shooting victim found in the alley near the intersection of Broadway and Columbia Terrace on October 30.

The teen plead not guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm during a fatal confrontation with Harris.

During the hearing the teen had an outburst in court--swearing before the judge who decided not to release him from the custody of the juvenile detention center. The teen's attorney said the teen was angry about the decision because the teen said he wants to spend his time between sentencing finishing high school. 

"It could have been worse, he [ the judge] could have been a little harder on him [ the teen], but he was giving him the benefit of the doubt and my son wasn't trying to see eye to eye with that" said Tabitha, the teen's mother. Tabatha said she believes the judge acted fairly. 

Another court date is set for the teen suspect for November 16 at 2:00 p.m.

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