Woman pleads not guilty in birthday shooting

A Warren woman appeared in Trumbull County Court on Wednesday facing murder charges.

Lakeisha Bell, 19, of Warren pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting of her friend McKayla Hopkins, 18, at Bell’s birthday party this past summer.

The shooting happened near a pavilion at Perkins Park.

Bell remains jailed on $100,000 bond. She also faces involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence and weapons charges.


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