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Judge orders 3 to trial in French street artist killing

January 13, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has ordered three young males to stand trial for murder in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old French street artist during a robbery outside an abandoned Detroit housing project.

Twenty-three-year-old Bilal Berreni of Paris was found dead in July 2013. He had no identification, and it took seven months before police identified him through fingerprints.

Detroit District Judge Michael Wagner ruled Tuesday that there’s sufficient evidence to send 20-year-old Drequone Rich to trial on a first-degree murder charge. Wagner on Friday ordered 17-year-old Dionte Travis and 18-year-old Jasin Curtis tried on the same charge.

The three defendants make their first appearance Friday. A 14-year-old is awaiting a separate trial in juvenile court.

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