BRADENTON -- The case against one of the Bradenton men charged in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old Sarasota girl will go to trial within a month.
Teria'le Rawls was shot July 28 during an exchange of gunfire in the parking lot outside the Bradenton Carmike Royal Palm 20 theater, 5126 26th St. E., near U.S. 301 at State Road 70. She died about 10 minutes later as she was being rushed to the hospital by her sister and friends.
Frank Brice, 19, of Palmetto, is charged with principal to second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by someone under 24 previously found delinquent. He turned himself in on the morning of July 29 after an arrest warrant was obtained for him in Rawls' death.
Brice's case is set to go to trial during the two-week trial period that begins Feb. 23.
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On Wednesday morning, Brice appeared before Circuit Judge Diana Moreland for a docket sounding hearing. The defense is ready to go to trial, attorney Terra Neshonda Carroll told Moreland.
Assistant State Attorney Pamela D'Agostin indicated that the state is ready to go to trial, indicating however that there are still depositions that will take place on Friday out of town.
Brice will appear in court again at 9:30 a.m. Thursday for several motions to be heard in the case. The defense is requesting the court issue a subpoena to obtain Facebook records and to compel the State Attorney's Office to hand over copies of recorded interview, 911 recordings and crime scene video footage.
A second defendant in the case, Jasper Dudley, 19, of Bradenton, was arrested on July 28 and is facing identical charges. His case is currently set to go to trial in late April.
Brice and Dudley remain in custody at the Manatee County jail.
Jessica De Leon, Herald law enforcement reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7049. You can follow her Twitter@JDeLeon1012.