ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A court has ordered two policemen to be held in jail pending trial for a teenager's fatal shooting, which has sparked five days of rioting in Greek cities.
One officer has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting dead 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos. The other has been charged as an accomplice to murder. No trial date has been set.
A defense lawyer says the fatal bullet ricocheted off a wall before striking the schoolboy in the heart.
Earlier Wednesday, protesters attacked Athens' main courthouse with firebombs during a hearing for the two officers. Riot police fired tear gas. At least two people were hurt.
Riot police and youths also clashed in the city center during a protest by more than 10,000 people at government economic policies.
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