2 teens charged in boy’s slaying move to adult court

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Torrence Gamble

NEW HAVEN — Two New Haven teenagers charged in the 2014 slaying of a 16-year-old boy have had their cases moved to adult court.

Police said a 17-year-old boy shot Torrence “T.J.” Gamble in the head on April 3, 2014 in New Haven. That teen is charged with murder and conspiracy.

An 18-year-old man, who was 17 at the time, and 23-year-old John Helwig of Milford are charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Police believe Helwig was the getaway driver.

The New Haven Register reports that the teens have joined Helwig as co-defendants in Superior Court. All three have pleaded not guilty.