Elkhart Boy Denies Charge in Shooting Death of Aaliyah Joiner

A 12-year-old Elkhart boy denies a charge in the shooting death of his cousin.

That is according to our reporting partners at the Truth.

The boy said he did not realize the gun was loaded when he pointed it at 11-year-old Aaliyah Joiner's head.

Joiner died about two weeks ago.

Tuesday in court, the 12-year-old entered a denial plea on the criminal recklessness charge against him.

A status hearing is set for January 16th.

Meantime, another 16-year-old cousin was also charged in the case.

The teen allegedly had the handgun prior to the shooting.

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