Man Charged in Teen Girlfriend's Murder Pleads Not Guilty, Family Member Spits and Lunges At Him

Yoan Dominguez, 21, charged with second-degree murder in death of Genesis Fonseca, 17

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    The man charged with murdering his teen girlfriend in Hialeah appeared in court Monday where he pleaded not guilty to the crime. NBC 6's Ari Odzer reports.

    The man charged with murdering his teen girlfriend in Hialeah appeared in court Monday where he pleaded not guilty to the crime.

    Yoan Raul Dominguez, 21, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Genesis Fonseca, who was found shot to death last month in her mother's home.

    Fonseca's family attended Monday's brief arraignment, where her mother started to make her way towards him, lunged forward and spit at Dominguez.

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    A family member of Genesis Fonseca tries to approach Yoan Dominguez during his arraignment in a Miami-Dade courtroom. Dominguez, 21, is accused of killing Fonseca, 17, in March.

    The mother was pulled away and Judge William Thomas ordered the family out of the courtroom.

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    Hialeah Police said they arrested a 21-year-old man Sunday morning in connection with the murder of his 17-year-old girlfriend Saturday afternoon. Yoan Raul Dominguez was apprehended Sunday in Miami by Hialeah detectives on a charge of second-degree murder for the shooting of his girlfriend Genesis Fonseca at 6396 W. 27th Ave., Hialeah Police spokesman Carl Zogby said. Fonseca's cousin, David Lopez, comments.

    “All we need is justice, I want him to pay,” said Fonseca’s grandmother.

    Police said Dominguez and Fonseca were at the home in the 6300 block of W. 27th Avenue when the shooting happened. Fonseca's mother, who wasn't home at the time of the shooting, found her daughter's body covered in a bloody blanket, a relative said.

    Dominguez fled the scene but was arrested the next day, police said. A .38-caliber revolver, which is believed to be the murder weapon, was recovered, police said.

    He has been ordered held without bond and was appointed a public defender.

    Fonseca was the mother of a 1-year-old child.