Timothy Oxendine pleads not guilty
The 14-year-old former Lemmel student pleaded not guilty today in the fatal stabbing of classmate Markel Williams, 15.
Timothy's lawyer does not appear to be claiming that his client did not commit the crime. Instead, he's making the case that there were extenuating circumstances and Timothy was afraid of Markel and afraid to come to school. He said he's trying to get the case moved to juvenile court, where the punishment would likely be much less severe.