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Suspect To Stand Trial In Toddler’s Death

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The suspect in the shooting death of a three-year-old boy from Homewood will stand trial for the toddler’s murder.

Police arrested Gregory Dalton, 18, in connection with the death of Zy’Miere Sewell, 3, last month.

According to investigators, Sewell died after a bullet struck him in the head from a pistol that Dalton brought into the Tioga Street apartment. Police believe that the little boy accidentally shot himself in the face with Dalton’s gun.

Dalton does not have a license to carry a gun.

Though Dalton appeared in court last week, that hearing was postponed because a witness failed to show up.

Following his preliminary hearing this morning, Dalton is now headed to trial on charges of criminal homicide, carrying a firearm without a license and recklessly endangering another person.

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