Man, 18, faces 10 years after fatally shooting 15-year-old girl at Atlantic City home

Nahquil Lovest, 18, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and related offenses.

A man has pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated manslaughter in the shooting death of a 15-year-old New Jersey girl last summer.

The Atlantic City prosecutor’s office said Tuesday that 18-year-old Nahquil Lovest of Pleasantville faces a 10-year prison term when he is sentenced Feb. 13. Prosecutors say Lovest will be required to serve 85 percent of the sentence.


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Prosecutors say Lovest fatally shot 15-year-old Naimah Bell in the head at an Atlantic City home in July.

Lovest pleaded guilty Thursday in the July 25 shooting death of 15-year-old Naimah Bell in an Atlantic City home.

Defense attorney Alex Settle earlier called the shooting an accident that occurred while his client was playing with a gun he thought wasn’t loaded.

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