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$100,000 bond ordered for teen charged in fellow Natchitoches student's death

Timothy Ray Robinson, 16 (Source: Natchitoches Police Department) Timothy Ray Robinson, 16 (Source: Natchitoches Police Department)
Johnquaries Smith, 18, a Natchitoches Central High School student, died after an attack at his school that resulted in head trauma. Johnquaries Smith, 18, a Natchitoches Central High School student, died after an attack at his school that resulted in head trauma.
NATCHITOCHES, LA (KSLA) -

Bond has been set at $100,000 for the Natchitoches teen accused in the death of another teen following an incident at Natchitoches Central High School.

At his arraignment Wednesday morning in Natchitoches Parish District Court, 16-year-old Timothy Robinson pleaded not guilty to a charge of manslaughter.

"I don't want to see him charged as an adult, I think he should stay at Ware until he turns 18, and then start his life, because this was an accident," said a woman who went to the arraignment but did not want to be identified. 

"This case presents a tragedy of the worst sort for us as prosecutors, for the public. Obviously the family of the victim has lost, from all accounts, a really wonderful young man who had a bright future," said Natchitoches Parish District Attorney, Van Kyzar. 

Smith, 18, was airlifted to University Health in Shreveport on Monday, August 25 after he was allegedly punched by Robinson. The blow caused him to fall and hit his head, resulting in head trauma. He died the following day.

Robinson was initially arrested on a charge of second-degree battery, which was upgraded to manslaughter following Smith's death. Natchitoches Parish District Attorney Van Kyzar confirmed on Wednesday that Robinson would be charged as an adult. He will turn 17 in October.

The judge has also ordered that Robinson wear an ankle bracelet if he does bond out.

A  trial date has not been set and several motions are expected to be filed. Kyzar believes the case could go to trial in early 2015. 

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