A judge has ordered two gang members held without bail in the death of a 15-year-old Chicago honor student.
Eighteen-year-old Michael Ward and 20-year-old Kenneth Williams are charged with first-degree murder in the Jan. 29 death of Hadiya Pendleton. The girl was shot dead just days after she performed at events for President Barack Obama's inauguration. First lady Michelle Obama attended her funeral.
Prosecutors say they have cellphone records placing Williams in the same area where Hadiya was shot. They say Ward told police his gang and a rival gang had been shooting at each other since 2010. Ward said the rival gang killed one of his friends, and he was still upset.
Cook County Judge Israel Desierto denied bail for the two on Tuesday.
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