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15-Year-Old Accused Of Killing Kiaya Campbell Due In Court

BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4) - The teenage suspect in the murder of 10-year-old Kiaya Campbell is scheduled to face a judge Friday.

Fifteen-year-old Aidan Zellmer was arrested earlier in June on charges of First Degree Murder.

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Aidan Zellmer (credit: CBS)

Zellmer was with Campbell the night she disappeared in Thornton.

He claimed the two had been separated in a rain storm.

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Kiaya Campbell (credit: Thornton Police)
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Campbell's body was found the next day behind homes near 128th Avenue and Jasmine Street.

Friday's hearing could determine whether Zellmer will be released on bond.

A date may also be set on when it could be determined whether he is tried as a juvenile or as an adult.

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