Man accused of shooting killing teen in Old Fig Garden robbery pleads not guilty

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The man accused in the deadly shooting of a Fresno teen pleaded not guilty to the charges. Joseph Espinoza is accused in the death 17-year-old Nick Kauls during a failed robbery in Old Fig Garden.

Kauls was with a friend going to get something from his car late one-night last month when he was approached by a person demanding money and property. When the boys turned to run Kauls was shot twice in the head-- he died four days later.

Espinoza was arrested and charged with the crime. Prosecutors said he and two other people were looking to get money to bail a friend out of jail.
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