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New Jersey Girl, 13, Charged With Murder as Juvenile in Man's Slaying

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Authorities say a 13-year-old girl is facing juvenile charges including murder in the shooting death of a man in New Jersey.

The Hudson County prosecutor's office said Friday that the Jersey City teen was arrested just before 7 p.m. Thursday in the Dec. 10 death of 35-year-old Niles Holmes.

Prosecutors said she was charged as a juvenile with murder, aggravated assault and weapons crimes. Her name wasn't released.

Shortly after Holmes was shot, police in Jersey City found a 24-year-old man with graze wounds. He was treated at Jersey City Medical Center. cited police radio transmissions in reporting that a small group of juveniles had been sought by police after fleeing the shooting scene on foot.

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