2 indicted in death of girl at fight organized online
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two teenagers have been indicted in the shooting death of a 14-year-old Birmingham girl during a group fight that investigators say started on Facebook.
Al.com reports that a 17-year-old boy and 19-year-old Jason Wade were indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury in September, according to court records made public Tuesday. Both are facing charges of murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault in connection with the February death of Kiera’Onna “Keke” Rice.
Police say Rice was shot in a park during a fight that had been organized using social media.
The two teenagers have also been indicted on a first-degree assault charge in the wounding of two other people who were shot during the incident. Both victims have recovered.
It’s not clear if the boy or Wade have attorneys.