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Boy Charged With Teen Girl's Death To Appear In Court

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Erica Hicks
CARY, N.C. — A 15-year-old boy from Cary High School is expected to appear in juvenile court Tuesday on charges he gave his 16-year-old friend a deadly combination of drugs.

Cary police say 16-year-old Erica Hicks died last fall after ingesting cocaine, methamphetamine and Ecstasy.

They say her 15-year-old friend knowingly gave her the drug.

The boy, whose name was not released, was charged as a juvenile with second-degree murder.

His defense team asked the judge to close Tuesday's hearing to the public.

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