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16-Year-Old Pleads Not Guilty to Community Center Murder

Murder Investigation
Posted at 2:55 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 11:32:37-04

TALLAHASSEE Fla.-- A Tallahassee teen has pleaded not guilty to charges he stabbed a man to death outside a community center in Tallahassee. 

Charles Rich was discovered dead in his car on July 18th in the parking lot of the Dade Street Community Center with the engine still running.

16-year-old Adolphus Pace says at the community center the victim asked him for sex, when he decline Rich swung a machete at him. Pace said he took control of the knife.

An autopsy showed the victim was stabbed 15 times and investigators say Pace's story doesn't add up.

He is asking for a trial by jury and is in custody at the Leon County jail. 

No bond has been set.