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Murder suspect back in court

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Oct 2, 2012 at 6:33 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The 17 year-old Sauk Rapids boy facing multiple charges in a deadly assault in St. Cloud last month is due back in court today.

A probable cause hearing for Jesse Smithers is scheduled for 2:30 this afternoon in Stearns County District Court.

Smithers is accused of punching 20 year-old Colton Gleason in the face in an unprovoked attack in a St. Cloud alley on September 20th.

Gleason fell and struck his head. He died the next day at St. Cloud Hospital.

Smithers is charged with one count each of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and first-degree assault.

Smithers has another court hearing scheduled for October 30th, at which time prosecutors will seek to have him tried as an adult.

Smithers is being held without bail.

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