Accused killer pleads not guilty in McKee Park shooting
A Columbia teenager accused of killing another teen pleaded not guilty in court Monday.
Joshua Murray, 18, enter not guilty pleas for first-degree murder and armed criminal action in Boone County Circuit Court.
Murray is charged with the July 14 shooting death of Tre'Veon Marshall in McKee Street Park.
Two others were also arrested in connection with Marshall's murder. Nicholas Raheem Thomas, 19, of Columbia is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. A third person, Kimberly Huet-Linzie, 17, was charged with hindering the prosecution.
On the night of July 14, Murray told police that Huet-Linzie was driving him and Thomas around "looking for people they were 'beefing' with." Murray said they saw Marshall and a female walking on Rice Road then later at McKee Park.
Murray said he and Thomas got out of the car with the intention to fight Marshall and instructed Huet-Linzie to stay in the vehicle. The pair entered the park and covered their faces with t-shirts.
When Murray and Thomas approached Marshall, Thomas shot Marshall in the back once, according to the probable cause statement. The document states Marshall fell to the ground and tried to yell "help" when Thomas fired four more shots at Marshall.
Murray’s next court date has not yet been set.
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