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Syracuse man cleared of killing teen, three others charged


A grand jury has cleared one Syracuse man of a murder charge as three others have been charged with taking part in a shotgun slaying on the City's southside.


An Onondaga County prosecutor tells the Syracuse Post-Standard that 21-year-old Daquan Dowdell was incorrectly identified as a participant in the Syracuse attack and charges against him have been dropped.


But Melinda McGunnigle tells the newspaper the grand jury on Tuesday indicted Charles Williams, 17, on second-degree murder and other charges stemming from the killing of 19-year-old Jamal Holmes and the wounding of another man on Febrary 4.


She says the two other men Adon Boatwright, 19, and 18-year-old Edwin Martinez, 18, were charged Wednesday with second-degree murder, attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.


All are from Syracuse. It wasn't initially known if they have lawyers.

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