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Sauk Rapids teen to be tried as adult in fatal punch death

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A judge has certified a 17-year-old boy to stand trial as an adult in the death of a college student who was punched in a St. Cloud alley.

Prosecutors have charged Jesse Jean Smithers of Sauk Rapids with second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and first-degree assault.

Smithers appeared in adult court Monday. A judge set unconditional bail at $1 million or conditional bail at $500,000.

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