Casper Teen Makes First Court Appearance In Tuesday Shooting Death Of Teen Girl


       A Casper teenage boy who allegedly bragged about wanting to have a “gun battle” with police a month ago has been charged with 1st-degree murder in the early morning shooting death Tuesday of a teenage girl.

       The 17-year-old boy was identified only as E-C when he made his first appearance in Casper Circuit Court yesterday via videoconference for the death of 17-year-old Lenea Brown of Casper. 

        E-C’s attorney asked that bail be set at $500,000 cash or surety bond because the teen has family in Casper, but the prosecution asked for a $1-million-dollar cash bond.

      Judge Kevin Taheri accepted the state’s recommendation and added drug and alcohol testing to the bond requirements after he was told there were “some allegations of drinking” by the teen. 

       Brown was a student at Natrona County High School, and the school district is continuing to make counselors and other help available to those struggling with her death.