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Boy charged in Detroit with street artist's death

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DETROIT (AP) - A 14-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery in the fatal shooting of a French street artist whose body was discovered a year ago near an abandoned Detroit public housing project.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says the boy was 13 when he and three other young males killed 23-year-old Bilal Berreni.

The boy appeared in court Thursday. The judge ordered him detained until a probable cause hearing Sept. 11. The other suspects were charged Wednesday.

Worthy says the teen is designated as an adult in the juvenile court system. If he's convicted, a judge could sentence him as a juvenile, an adult or a juvenile for a period, then an adult.

Prosecutors aren't naming him because of his age, and The Associated Press doesn't name juveniles accused of crimes.

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