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Youngest teen accused in Auburn homicide waives preliminary hearing

On Monday three Auburn residents were charged with murder after the November 15th shooting death of Joshua Poole, 36, who resided at 8 Delevan Street.

Tyree Anglin, 19, was charged with second-degree murder, as well as first-degree attempted robbery for his role in the incident, which left police on-scene for hours.

Gage Ashley, 22, was charged with first-degree murder, according to Chief Shawn Butler, who led the press conference on Monday.

Then, Lucciano Spagnola, a 17-year-old who was charged with second-degree murder based on his age. Prosecutors say charging him with first-degree murder wasn’t possible due to restrictions in prosecuting those cases.

On Tuesday in Auburn City Court Spagnola waived his right to a preliminary hearing. He was arraigned a second time in Cayuga County’s Youth Part, which is a specialized court that handles cases defendants who are under 18.

Prosecutors say Spagnola and Ashley are the accused shooters. However, only Ashley was able to be charged with first-degree murder under the law.

The Citizen reports that Spagnola is being represented by attorney Ben Susman. They reported that defense attorney Norman Chirco was also present at the case. For his role, Spagnola’s case is expected to go before a grand jury where he is also expected to testify.

His next court date is expected to be December 17th.

RELATED: Watch the press conference held by Chief Butler, and law enforcement


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