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Arizona cities fight group teen violence following death of 16-year-old

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Over a dozen arrests have been made in a Phoenix-area city this year as it and other communities have grappled with group violence by teens, and after a 16-year-old died after being beaten outside a Halloween party.


Queen Creek police said they submitted charges for review against seven people in connection with the death of 16-year-old Preston Lord to the county attorney’s office in late December.


Last month, police submitted charges to prosecutors for review against seven people in the death of Preston Lord, 16, who was found beaten in a roadway in the town of Queen Creek on Oct. 28. He died two days later.


Prosecutors have not filed any charges, and say they are still reviewing it. There have been no arrests.