BRADENTON -- A June trial was set for a Palmetto teenager charged with the fatal shooting of another teen in Bradenton.
Jamari Lamon Murray-Barnes, 17, was charged with second-degree murder with a firearm in the death of 16-year-old Justin Fabien when he surrendered Aug. 13.
If convicted, he could face life in prison.
The teen appeared before Senior Circuit Judge George K. Brown Jr. Thursday morning for a case management hearing. The case was set for court during the two-week trial period that begins June 20.
Murray-Barnes waved to family before leaving the courtroom after his brief appearance.
At 12:27 a.m. Aug. 10, police responded to reports of shots being fired in the 1200 block of 21st Street East in Bradenton. Officers arrived to find Fabien, of Palmetto, with gunshot wounds to his head and neck.
Fabien was pronounced dead at 12:36 a.m., when paramedics arrived.
On Aug. 28, the State Attorney's Office filed a case charging Murray-Barnes as an adult.
He is being held without bond in the juvenile unit at the Manatee County jail.
The motive for the shooting may have been related to an earlier robbery, police have said, but the victim's sister previously told the Bradenton Herald it was a dispute over his gun.
Jessica De Leon, Herald law enforcement reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7049. You can follow her on Twitter@JDeLeon1012.