A Kent County judged ruled on Wednesday morning there is enough evidence to send the city's first murder case of 2018 to trial.

LaDale Williams-Nelson, 37, will stand trial in the murder of his girlfriend, 25-year-old Leticia Vela. He also faces charges for gun possession and being a repeat offender.

Prosecutors say Nelson killed Vela during a fight at their home on Lee Street n Wyoming. Nelson's attorneys say the shooting was accidental. Vela was found at the home they shared, shot in the face.

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