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Murder charge filed after shooting victim dies weeks later

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OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say an Ottumwa 16-year-old shot Nov. 29 has died, so the man accused of shooting him has been charged with first-degree murder.

The upgraded charge was filed Tuesday against 18-year-old Venhure Tsegay, who remained in Wapello County Jail on Wednesday, pending $500,000 bail. Online court records don't list an attorney who could be contacted to comment for Tsegay.

Ottumwa police say Tsegay used a handgun to shoot Christian Madueno in the face. Police say he died Christmas Day.

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