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Suspect In Waltham Teen Killing Held On $500,000 Bail

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Taylor Poulin in Waltham District Court, April 3, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Taylor Poulin in Waltham District Court, April 3, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

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WALTHAM (CBS/AP) — A Newton man charged with playing a role in the killing of a Waltham High School senior and varsity wrestling captain is being held on $500,000 bail.

Taylor Poulin, 21, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Thursday in Waltham District Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlicensed possession of a firearm, and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker reports

He is one of two men facing charges in connection with the March 20 shooting death of 17-year-old Tyler Zanco.

An arrest warrant affidavit says Zanco was shot when he and two friends attempted to rob Poulin, believing he cheated Zanco’s cousin in a marijuana deal. The alleged shooter, 22-year-old Domingo Mendes of Belmont, remains at large.

Poulin was tracked down in Windham, Maine several days after the shooting.

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