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Teens accused in library murder appear in court

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Two teens charged in the murder of a University of Memphis student outside a library were in court Monday.  Quintel Stubbs appeared in front of a judge along with Charles McLain.

McLain, Stubbs and two other teenagers are accused in the shooting death of T. K. Hancock.  The University of Memphis student was shot to death outside the Hollywood Library last month in what police believe was a robbery.

Both teens are facing first degree murder charges.

"At this point they are," said Stubbs' attorney, Art Horn. "Their cases are together."

Horn said McLain told the judge that he could not afford an attorney.

"Mr. McLain is not able to hire a lawyer, so the judge appointed the Public Defender's office, and we will be asking for a hearing to determine whether there is probable cause to hold my client or charge him with first degree murder," Horne said.

Outside court Monday, Horne said his client maintains his innocence.

"I think that he was linked through a cell phone, but again, he maintains his innocence," Horne said.

Horne added there is a chance the other two teenage suspects could be transferred from Juvenile Court to face adult charges, just like Stubbs and McClain.  Talks to determine whether that will happen have not started.

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