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Man charged in Allentown homicide back in Lehigh County Jail

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A man charged in the shooting death of a teenager in Allentown is back in the Lehigh Valley. 

Christian Diaz-Dejesus was extradited from New Jersey and arraigned Monday in Lehigh County court on homicide charges.

Investigators say he shot and killed 19-year-old Carlos Richiez at 10th and Chestnut streets on Oct. 10. 

They say the shooting was prompted by an argument over text messages between two minors that were deemed inappropriate.

Dejesus is now in Lehigh County Jail due back in court Oct. 30.

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