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Additional charges filed in death of 12-year-old girl

Additional charges have been filed against two men accused in the death of a 12-year-old Benton Township girl last weekend.  The Benton Charter Township Police Department announced Wednesday that Jakeeme Griffin and Juan Hassel Jr. have each been charged with assault with intent to murder and felony firearms.

Griffin and Hassel were charged with firearm violations when they were arrested on Saturday, April 19.  Police say, on that day, the men were fighting on the 1000 block of Harbor Court and starting shooting guns.  The 12-year-old girl was hit during the exchange of fire.  Authorities say the girl wasn't directly involved in the fight.

Both of the men remain in custody in Berrien County Jail.
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