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New York 13-year-old arraigned on murder charge

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and sex abuse in the strangling death of another 13-year-old.
The suspect appeared Tuesday in Erie County Court after being indicted by a grand jury.
Authorities say he killed Ameer Al-Shammari with a shoelace last month after allegedly stealing the Iraqi refugee's cell phone.
In court, Assistant District Attorney Paul Parisi said the prosecution case is built on DNA evidence, a confession, and surveillance video.
The Associated Press isn't naming the suspect because of his age. He is being held without bail.
AP-WF-06-24-14 2045GMT