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Jean Sanchez, 13, center, stands with his attorney Paul Dell in Judge Sheila Di Tullio's courtroom being faced with sexual assault as well as second-degree murder in the killing May 2 of Ameer Al Shammari, an Iraqi refugee who was also 13. This was onTuesday, June 24, 2014. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News)

Sanchez Pleads Not Guilty to Murder of Teen



Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A not guilty verdict from the 13 year old suspect in the murder of another 13 year old last month.

Jean Sanchez appeared in Erie County Court, answering charges of second degree murder, first degree criminal sexual act, first degree sexual abuse, and petit larceny in the death of Ameer Al-Shammari. Al-Shammari was found strangled in a field off Amherst Street on May 2nd.

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Sanchez's lawyer says he'll try to move the case to family court. Prosecutors meantime say DNA proves guilt in the sex abuse.

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