Arizona teen pleads not guilty to killing woman

A 14-year-old accused of killing Terri Lynne Collins pleaded not guilty in a preliminary hearing.

PHOENIX (AP) - A 14-year-old boy accused of killing a woman in eastern Arizona has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder and burglary.

The teen was charged last week in the killing of TerriLynne Collins. Collins was found dead in her residence in Concho, a small community located 158 miles (254 kilometers) northeast of Phoenix.

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Phoenix-area lawyer Ernest Collins Jr. says he wants the teen charged as an adult. Collins says his wife was shot in the forehead.

The Apache County Attorney's Office filed charges last week stating the boy had a handgun, knife and hockey stick during the attack.

Collins said he was on the phone with his wife when she was killed during a struggle.

The boy has been assigned a temporary attorney for his preliminary hearing Wednesday.

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