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Malik Terrell pleads not guilty to charges in connection with death of Dennis King

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Dennis King, Malik Terrell

MILWAUKEE — Malik Terrell pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, June 6 to charges in connection with the fatal beating, stabbing and burning of a Milwaukee teenager.

Terrell, 21, has been charged with first degree intentional homicide, as party to a crime for the murder of 15-year-old Dennis King. On Wednesday, he waived his right to a preliminary hearing in this case.

Malik Terrell

Court documents revealed the disturbing details of the manner in which Terrell is suspected of killing the victim also known as “Boo Man.” After a dispute over a video game, reports say Terrell, along with his younger brother, attacked King. Terrell allegedly beat King severely with a hammer, then stabbed him several times before taking his body to a nearby abandoned home and burning it.

Terrell is scheduled to be back in court on July 9.

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