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Santa Fe teen may face adult charges in Kzoo man’s death

Posted: 12:50 PM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 12:50:37-04

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking to charge a Santa Fe teen with murder a year after his arrest in a Michigan man’s shooting death.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Monday that the district attorney’s office filed a petition last month to pursue adult charges including second-degree murder against the now 18-year-old.

Police say 64-year-old Richard Milan of Kalamazoo and his wife stopped in Santa Fe in September 2018 during a cross-country road trip.

Milan was walking the couple’s dog when he got into an argument with a group of young people that escalated into a shooting.

Prosecutors dismissed charges against the suspect last November, citing insufficient evidence.

Stephen Aarons, the teen’s attorney, has said his client was just a bystander. Aarons could not immediately be reached for comment.