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2 indicted in fatal shooting of 9-year-old Dallas girl

DALLAS (AP) — Two teens have been indicted on murder charges in the death of a 9-year-old Dallas girl who was killed in August when authorities say shots were mistakenly fired into her apartment.

A Dallas County grand jury on Thursday indicted Tyrese Simmons and Davonte Benton, both 19, in the death of Brandoniya Bennett. Simmons and Benton were initially charged with capital murder but neither was indicted on a capital count, which carries a penalty of death or life without parole.

Police have said Simmons was feuding with someone who lived in the complex and mistook Bennett’s home for his rival’s.

Simmons remained jailed Friday on $500,000 bond while Benton was being held on $600,000 bond. Their attorneys did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment Friday.

Associated Press

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