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No Charges Filed For Teen Death in Police Custody

4:17 PM, Jan 14, 2014   |    comments
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DURHAM, N.C. - WBTV reports no criminal charges will be filed in the death of Jesus Huerta case.

The 17-year-old shot himself while in Durham police custody.

Huerta died Nov. 19 shortly after Officer Samuel Duncan picked him up for an outstanding tresspassing charge.

Huerta was in the back of the patrol car and handcuffed.

An autopsy report that was release last week shows he died of a close-range gunshot to his mouth.

Durham County District Attorney Leon Stanback said his prosecuters reviewed the report compiled by the State Bureau of Investigation and determined there was no probable cause of any crimincal charges.

 

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