SD Supreme Court denies teen's murder case appeal

     PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Supreme Court has denied an appeal from lawyers representing a 17-year-old Pierre boy accused of murder.
     Braiden McCahren has pleaded not guilty in the December 2012 shooting death of 16-year-old Dalton Williams. McCahren was 16 at the time of the shooting that happened in his home.
     A circuit judge has ruled twice that McCahren be tried as an adult rather than as a juvenile - the second time after the state Supreme Court ordered another review following an appeal by McCahren's defense. Justices have now denied a second appeal.
     McCahren's trial is tentatively scheduled for June 2-13.
 AP-WF-04-08-14 1133GMT

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