December 14, 2017
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A second 15-year-old boy has been certified to stand trial as an adult in the June killing of a pregnant Beaumont woman and her infant daughter.
Corey Spencer, the alleged gunman in the June 6 fatal shooting of Kera Teel, was certified in 317th District Court on Monday. He faces charges of capital murder and attempted capital murder from the Teel shooting and a July 12 attempted robbery, prosecutor John Nelson said.
Spencer said he was not involved in the killing on Monday as he left the courtroom in handcuffs.
Teel, 19, was seven months pregnant when she was shot in the parking lot of the Sienna Trails apartment complex just before 2 a.m. during an attempted robbery. Kyndal Teel died after her birth at a Beaumont hospital.
Nelson said Spencer is the alleged “trigger man” in Teel’s death. He was 14 at the time.
Johnny Phifer, 15, who was certified on Nov. 30 as an adult in the case, told police that Spencer shot Teel after she refused to open her car door, according to Phifer’s arrest affidavit.
Kera Teel and her husband.