Trial Ordered in Shooting Death of Childhood Friend

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014  |  Updated 1:52 PM EDT
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Childhood Friend: "I Didn't Know the Gun Was Loaded"

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Jojic told investigators in a recorded interview played in court that he had been drinking during the time of the incident.

A northwestern Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of his childhood friend at a party with a gun that he said he didn't know was loaded.

The Erie County Times reports that an Erie County judge held charges of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and reckless endangering against 23-year-old Aladin Jojic in the April shooting death of 23-year-old Abram Sorek.

A witness testified Monday that he told Jojic that the gun was loaded and asked him to take it back into the house, but later heard a shot and found Sorek wounded.

Jojic told investigators in a recorded interview played in court that he had been drinking, was playing with the gun and didn't think it was pointing at Sorek when it discharged.

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