CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - The 13-year-old boy accused in the shooting death of a 12-year-old girl was denied bond at his latest court hearing and his trial date was set for July 24.
During the scheduled detention hearing on Wednesday, June 20, a judge denied a request for the teen to be released.
In addition to his manslaughter charge, the teen also faces a possession of a firearm by a juvenile charge.
On Jan. 10, Chesapeake police were called to the Owens Village Apartment Complex on Geneva Avenue for reports of a young girl suffering from a gunshot wound. Carolyn Walker, 12, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to police, the boy shot Walker. Police told WAVY.com the gun was obtained from another child, who took the weapon without their parent's knowledge.
Walker's mother, Lisa Walker, told WAVY.com, " I know the judge made a wise decision...We have no control over the community and what may happen to him." In a previous interview with WAVY.com, Lisa said the two children were friends.
Lisa now wants to try and make a difference in the lives of young people.
"With the speeches, I will be going to different schools. I thank God for giving me the strength and the courage to keep moving on here, because that's what Cee Cee would like for me to do," she continued.
Police arrested one man and are looking for another suspect after a fight involving shots fired in Chesapeake.
A woman is facing reckless driving charges after hitting a worker Wednesday morning, according to Virginia State Police.
A Kill Devil Hills man is facing charges after a fight involving a gun.