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Man, 20, charged with murdering teen in Providence

Man, 20, charged with murdering teen in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been ordered held without bail after being charged with murder in the mid-day shooting death of a Providence teenager.

Police say 16-year-old Eric Cuesta was sitting in his cousin's minivan around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when a man he knew, Louis Pina, shot him in the chest over a minor dispute.

The boy was pronounced dead at Hasbro Children's Hospital.

Pina appeared on murder and other charges in Providence District Court on Thursday. He did not enter a plea.

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