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Teen suspect in June murder pleads not guilty in court

Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 6:10 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - COVID cases in the Muscogee County Jail caused a teen murder suspect to miss her hearing today.

17-year-old Elysia Cooley’s attorney, Stacey Jackson entered a not guilty plea on her behalf today.

Police say surveillance video appears to show Cooley shot and killed Marcel Semedi. Samedi was found dead from a gunshot wound at Wilson apartments last June.

Cooley surrendered to police three days ago.

Police have also issued a murder warrant for 24-year-old corey troupe in connection to this case.

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