An 18-year-old New York man charged in connection with the strangling death of another teen briefly attended school in Barrington, officials confirmed.
Maxwell Sherman attended Barrington High School in 2012 before he moved to the affluent suburb of Long Beach, N.Y., said Jeff Arnett, spokesman for Barrington Unit District 220.
Sherman was arrested Aug. 24 and subsequently charged with second-degree murder. The naked body of another teen, Lauren Daverin, was found at pond’s footbridge in Rockville Centre, N.Y., officials said.
Officials say the teens were together with friends, smoking and drinking at the popular hangout.
Sherman has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Outside the Nassau County Courthouse, his attorney said the teen, whose booking photo shows him covered in scratches, has only been accused and not convicted.
"It is not evidence of anything. In fact, at criminal trials the judge actually tells the jury that the indictment is not evidence of anything," said William Petrillo.