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Second of two Falls twins wanted in murder case turns self in

NIAGARA FALLS – The second of two twin brothers indicted in connection with an Aug. 22 Niagara Falls murder surrendered Tuesday.

Keon D. McTyere, 22, was brought to Niagara County Court in Lockport, where he pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Judge Sara Sheldon set bail at $200,000 and scheduled a Dec. 8 appearance for McTyere to either hire his own lawyer or be assigned one.

Monday, McTyere’s identical twin brother, Deon K. McTyere, was arrested and held without bail after pleading not guilty to the same charges.

They are accused of the shooting death of Fajri J. Hilson, 31, who was shot 10 times at about 1:45 a.m. Aug. 22 as he sat in a car outside Max’s Lounge on Highland Avenue in the Falls, a bar owned by the McTyeres’ father. Police said the twins stood on opposite sides of the vehicle and fired at Hilson from close range. Police have been unable to nail down a motive for the shooting.