NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Two teenagers charged in the killing of a New Bedford cab driver who had served in Vietnam and was once the city’s veterans’ agent have been ordered held without bail.

Eighteen-year-old Alexander Mills was sent to a state psychiatric facility for a competency evaluation at his arraignment Tuesday on murder and other charges in the Saturday night death of 66-year-old Donald DePina.

A 16-year-old boy was arraigned in juvenile court on charges related to DePina’s death.

Prosecutors said at Mills’ arraignment that the teens got into DePina’s cab, had him drive to a remote location, then Mills shot him in the head before taking his belongings.

Mills allegedly bragged about the shooting and tried to use DePina’s credit card.


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