Zachary Sims Pleads Innocent to Slaying of Jamal Bell

Zachary Sims pleaded innocent today to the death of Jamal Bell, a 16-year-old killed by gunfire following a Go-Go themed graduation party last June.

Sims, who turned 18 on January 1, was indicted on nine charges associated with the case including one count of first-degree murder, two counts of assault with intent to kill, and various weapons charges.

The June 18, 2010 shooting also injured two people in addition to Bell.

Judge William Jackson set a trial date of April 23 for the case.

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