Teen pleads not guilty in fatal Newark shooting
(AP) - The suspect in last week's fatal shooting of a 15-year-old while he slept in his bed has pleaded not guilty.
Terrance Perry was arraigned Wednesday morning in state Superior Court in Newark.
The 19-year-old Perry is charged with aggravated manslaughter and weapons offenses in the death of 15-year-old Bukhari Washington.
Perry has told police he was handling a semiautomatic assault rifle in his apartment when it fired accidentally, sending a bullet through the ceiling and into the apartment where Washington was sleeping.
Perry says he acquired the gun for protection.
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