ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida — A 15-year-old being charged as an adult for the murder of a St. Augustine store clerk has pleaded not guilty.
The teen charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault entered his plea on Thursday in St. Johns County.
If convicted, he faces a possible life sentence without parole.
The teen was arrested on May 19 and charged with killing 29-year-old Malav Desai, who worked at Tobacco and Beverage Express in St. Augustine.
The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/1B9xly0 ) reports that Desai was shot in the head and found by paramedics bleeding on the floor.
Another 16-year-old boy was also arrested and charged with grand theft auto. He drove the getaway car, which the police say the pair had stolen and led authorities on a high-speed chase.
Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com