The 18-year-old who is accused of firing a gun into the air—and killing a 92-year-old woman in her Bronx home—pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder. Jamal Blair is being held without bail and his lawyer is trying to explain that his client has had a tough childhood, "In 1993 he was 2 years old and witnessed his father murder his mother. He stayed with his mother's body until his grandparents found discovered what happened almost a day later. It still stays with him."

However, Shahron Williams van Rooij, daughter of victim Sadie Mitchell, told the Daily News, "I'm not buying any of it. He is culpable. Period. End of story." Prosecutors also pointed out that Blair confessed to police, "I was coming from school. I was walking with two of my friends....I shot one shot in the air. I threw the gun into the crowd." That one shot entered Mitchell's house and hit her in her hip and traveled into her lungs. She died at Jacobi Hospital.

When being escorted from the precinct house on Thursday night, Blair claimed the police framed him. His lawyer thinks the second-degree murder charge is too harsh and believes manslaughter is more appropriate for Blair to face.

Police still haven't recovered the gun, which Blair reportedly said he threw into another yard.