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Defense: 141 counts in Pendelton murder ‘silly’

Published: Friday, March 29, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

CHICAGO – A defense attorney says prosecutors went overboard in the high-profile murder case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl by charging his client with 141 counts of first-degree murder.

Hadiya Pendleton’s case made national news because she performed at President Obama’s inaugural festivities about a week before her death.

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