Andrew Lester set to stand trial over shooting of Black teen Ralph Yarl

Ralph Yarl Wrong House (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Ralph Yarl Wrong House (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

The elderly Kansas City man who shot a Black teenager who rang his doorbell by mistake will stand trial in the high-profile case.

Clay County Judge Louis Angles has ruled that 84-year-old Andrew Lester must face trial over the 13 April shooting of 16-year-old Ralph Yarl. Mr Lester opened fire on Yarl after the teen accidentally arrived at the wrong home when picking up his siblings.

Judge Angles made the ruling after he heard from several witnesses during a preliminary hearing on Thursday.

Mr Lester is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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