• Murder suspect released from jail due to clerical error, documents say

    By: Glenn Counts


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A clerical error let a Charlotte teen accused of murder back out on the streets.

    Sergio Coello-Perez is facing charges for the May death of Nicholas Boger. Coello-Perez was 16 years old at the time of the homicide.

    Police said Boger was shot after confronting two suspects who were trying to steal his car. 

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    In May, Coello-Perez appeared before a judge and was never granted bond, but he was able to be released with a written promise to appear yesterday due to the error.

    He was apprehended and was back in jail late Friday afternoon.

    (Jonathan Castillo, Sergio Coello-Perez)

    Jonathan Castillo, who was 18, was also charged with murder.

    This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for more information. 

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