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Former Bronx shelter resident pleads not guilty to shooting Whitestone woman

By Madina Toure

A former resident of a Bronx homeless shelter pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting death of a Whitestone woman, the shelter’s director, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson announced Tuesday.

West Spruill, 39, entered a not guilty plea to murder, kidnapping and criminal possession of a weapon in Bronx Supreme Court, Johnson said. If convicted, Spruill faces life in prison. The case was adjourned until Thursday.

Ana Charle, 36, a native of Spain and a mother of two, was shot and killed April 27 allegedly by Spruill, a former resident of Project Renewal’s Bronx Boulevard, a homeless shelter at 4380 Bronx Blvd. in the Wakefield section of the Bronx, according to the Bronx district attorney’s office.

Reach reporter Madina Toure by e-mail at mtoure@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4566.

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