Thomas Stein appears in court in Kayla Rincon-Miller murder case; waives right to speedy trial

Writer: Carolina Guzman
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One of the teenagers charged in the deadly shooting of a 15-year-old girl appeared before a judge Thursday morning.

Sixteen-year-old Thomas Stein, with his head shaved, waived his right to a speedy trial.

Stein’s lawyers asked for his next hearing to be scheduled at the same time as Christopher Devon Horne, Jr., who was also charged in connection to the shooting that killed Kayla Rincon-Miller.

According to investigators, on March 17, Stein used his car headlights to blind Rincon-Miller and her friends as they walked home from a movie theater while his passengers robbed them, then shot and killed Rincon-Miller in Cape Coral.

The Cape Coral Police Department believes Stein is not the gunman after a thorough investigation following his arrest.

Stein is due back in court on August 1.

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