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Man accused of killing friend in northeast Fresno pleads not guilty

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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Thursday, May 16, 2024 6:11PM

The man accused of shooting and killing his friend in northeast Fresno has pleaded not guilty to a felony murder charge.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — The man accused of shooting and killing his friend in northeast Fresno has pleaded not guilty to a felony murder charge.

Christian Lavin appeared in court Thursday morning for his arraignment.

He’s accused of killing Roberto Roman.

RELATED: 30-year-old shot and killed by friend at northeast Fresno home while drinking and wrestling: PD

It happened back on April 28 at a home on Pryor Drive and Richelle Avenue.

Detectives say the two men were drinking and wrestling in the backyard, when Lavin grabbed a gun and shot Roman.

Lavin is due back in court on July 11.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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