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4 Charged in Shooting Death of 17-Year-Old Rhode Island Girl

Two adults and two juveniles were arrested in the death Wednesday night of Nyasia Williams-Thomas in Woonsocket.

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Police say the four people charged with killing a 17-year-old Rhode Island girl as she sat in the driver's seat of an SUV were gunning for a 14-year-old boy in the vehicle with her.

Two adults and two juveniles were arrested in the death Wednesday night of Nyasia Williams-Thomas in Woonsocket.

One, 18-year-old Jose Ortiz Martinez was held without bail Friday on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. He did not enter a plea and was referred to the public defender's office.

Two 17-year-old youths faces the same charges. No information about the fourth suspect was released.

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