Judge rules teen murder suspect will remain in jail

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SALT LAKE COUNTY -- A Kearns teenager accused of gunning down a classmate will stay in jail while he awaits his murder trial.

Attorneys for 16-year-old Ricky Angilau had argued it was unconstitutional to hold their client in the Salt Lake County Jail. They said Angilau instead should be held in a juvenile detention facility.

But the Salt Lake Tribune reports a judge agreed with prosecutors, who said since Angilau has been charged as an adult he should be treated as one.

Angilau is accused of shooting 16-year-old Esteban Saidi during a gang fight Jan. 21.

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