PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - One of the men charged in the death of a 12-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet while riding a scooter in northern New Jersey has pleaded not guilty.
Twenty-one-year-old Jeffery Ellerbee is the second young man charged with first-degree murder and weapons offenses in the death of Genesis Rincon. He entered his plea in Paterson Tuesday.
The girl was struck in the head on July 5 as she rode to a family gathering in Paterson. She was kept on life support for several days until her organs were donated.
Prosecutors also charged 19-year-old Jhymiere Moore with murder. He's pleaded not guilty.
A third man, 19-year-old Marshae Anthony, is charged with weapons offenses.
Prosecutors have said Rincon was not the intended target.
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