Court Hearing Continued In 'Mortal Kombat' Death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Greeley, Colo. (AP) A teenager charged in the death of a 7-year-old girl during an alleged imitation of a violent video game is due back in Weld County District Court next month after a motions hearing was continued.

Eighteen-year-old Lamar Roberts pleaded not guilty in August to a charge of child abuse resulting in death.

Prosecutors say Roberts and his girlfriend, 17-year-old Heather Trujillo, were baby-sitting Zoe Garcia when they kicked, hit and slammed Zoe to the floor during an imitation of the “Mortal Kombat” video game.

Trujillo was Zoe's half sister.

Trujillo pleaded guilty in May to child abuse-negligently causing death. She was sentenced to 18 years in prison and agreed to testify against Roberts.

His trial is scheduled for Jan. 12.

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