Police: Mansfield teen slain in drug deal
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -- A man is held without bail after pleading not guilty in the fatal shooting of a Mansfield teenager during what police say was a drug deal gone bad.
Mark Hayden of Mansfield was arrested Tuesday night and charged with the murder of 18-year-old Andrew Colwell. Colwell was found shot in the head behind outside of a condominium complex in Mansfield, 25 miles south of Boston on Tuesday.
The nineteen-year-old Hayden was arraigned Wednesday on murder, marijuana possession, robbery and firearms charges in Attleboro District Court.
Hayden was arrested after he was spotted by MBTA officials Monday afternoon at South Station in Boston.
Colwell's family issued a statement thanking law enforcement and health care officials for their efforts "during this very difficult time."
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