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Philadelphia Suspect Held For Trial In ‘Wrong Man’ Murder Case

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A 23-year-old Philadelphia man has been ordered held for trial on a charge of murder, in what authorities say was a neighborhood dispute in which the murder victim wasn’t even involved.

Investigators say there was a confrontation in East Germantown, then threats in a dispute that spanned a few weeks.  It ended in January when a couple of men walked up on a car, words were exchanged, and when a man started to get out of the car, they opened fire.

The victim, 19-year-old Charles Johnson, died from multiple gunshot wounds.

“This is a tragic and senseless death,” says Philadelphia prosecutor Brian Zarallo.  “There’s a young man who is essentially the quintessential victim, in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Authorities say Johnson was only there because he had done a favor — he had given someone a ride.

The attorney for defendant Sean Jones, who has challenged the police version of a witness’ statement, says that Jones was not involved.

There have been no other arrests, and the investigation continues.

Reported by Tony Hanson, KYW Newsradio 1060

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