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DA files motion to remand charges against man charged in shooting death of teen

Wayne Parish was charged with murder in January 2017 Wayne Parish was charged with murder in January 2017
17-Year-Old Charles McDonald was shot and killed in July 2016 17-Year-Old Charles McDonald was shot and killed in July 2016
17-Year-Old Charles McDonald was shot and killed in July 2016 17-Year-Old Charles McDonald was shot and killed in July 2016
Wayne Parish's murder charges were remanded January 29th, 2018 Wayne Parish's murder charges were remanded January 29th, 2018
HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

On Monday morning, the Hinds County District Attorney filed a motion to remand the charges against a man accused of murdering a teenaged boy. 

In July of 2016, 17-year-old Charles McDonald was being taken by his mother to the youth detention center when he ran nearby to the Performance Oil and Equipment. Wayne Parish and several other employees at Performance Oil and Equipment say they saw McDonald trying to steal a car from the shop.

They told police he lunged at Parish when he was confronted.

Parish fired several shots, killing McDonald, which he says was in defense of himself and his property. JPD thought it would be protected by the Castle Doctrine and they didn't file charges at first.

Surveillance video partially showed the incident.

RELATED: Surveillance video of Jackson teen's shooting death released

After a detective testified to a grand jury, Parish was formally charged with murder in January 2017 -- five months after the shooting. Two months after that, McDonald's mother, Yvette Mason-Sherman, also filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

RELATED: Man named in wrongful death lawsuit of Jackson teen files response

Parish was let out on a $50,000 bond in January 2017, and walked free again after his charges were remanded Monday.

The DA says they are not actively prosecuting the case but will review the evidence and decide what the next step is. The murder charge still stands. 

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