MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The teen accused of shooting and killing a rabbi made an appearance in court Thursday to determine if a judge would release him on bond while he awaits trial.READ MORE: Have You Seen This Woman? Andreae Lloyd Missing After Being Abducted From Miami-Dade Home
The judge heard from both defense and prosecutors who made their case.READ MORE: Jury Reaches Verdict Of Manslaughter In Dayonte Resiles Murder Trial, Then Goes Back To Deliberating Room
Prosecutor Michael Von Zamft told the judge the case against 15-year-old Deandre Charles was largely circumstantial, but that he should remain behind bars until his trial to keep the community safe.
“We have conceded all along that this is a circumstantial evidence case,” said Von Zamft.MORE NEWS: South Florida's Lane & Cameron Bess Set To Become First Father-Son Duo To Travel To Space Aboard Blue Orbit Spacecraft
Von Zamft said he is relying on one eye-witness along with cell phone tower data and DNA profile found at the scene, which links Charles to the murder of 60-year-old Joseph Raksin. The rabbi had been visiting from New York when he was killed in August of 2014.