Beaver Falls boy, 14, to stand trial in shooting of woman who told him to 'get a job'

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A 14-year-old Beaver Falls boy has been ordered to stand trial on charges he fatally shot a woman after she told him to "get a job" when he tried to bum a cigarette off her boyfriend.

Marcus Velasquez was held for court after a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

Two other boys, aged 14 and 13, who authorities said were with him when he shot 22-year-old Kayla Peterson are being tried in juvenile court.

Investigators say the boys followed Peterson's boyfriend home and yelled profanities after he ignored their requests for a cigarette.

Velasquez is accused of shooting Peterson when she confronted the boys as her boyfriend arrived home.

That man, William Bailey, testified Tuesday that Peterson told him she loved him and their 2-year-old daughter as she died in his arms Dec. 8.

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