Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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East Liberty teen to stand trial in killing of girl, 17

An East Liberty teen waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday and will stand trial in the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl in September.

Steven Cansler, 17, faces homicide and other charges in the death of Daija McCall of Homewood.

Daija, a sophomore at Carrick High School, died Sept. 17 after she was shot near the intersection of Mount Vernon and Belmar streets in Homewood.

Police said Daija was shot during a drug deal.

A witness said Steven Cansler acted as the "middleman" of the drug deal, according to the affidavit. He remains in the Allegheny County Jail pending arraignment Dec. 20.

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