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Kingston Avenue murder suspect in court as family buries victim

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Yasmani Rivera-Amoros, 20, was arraigned Saturday morning. Yasmani Rivera-Amoros, 20, was arraigned Saturday morning.
Eston Graver (Source: Family photo) Eston Graver (Source: Family photo)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man charged with murder was arraigned on the same day the victim was laid to rest.

Yasmani Rivera-Amoros pleaded not guilty on Saturday to murder, attempted murder and two counts of robbery in the shooting death of Eston Graver, 21, and the wounding of Graver's 17-year-old friend. Rivera-Amoros, 20, remained in jail Saturday on a $500,000 bond.

Meanwhile, Graver's family and friends gathered at The Kingdom Center Church Saturday for his visitation and funeral.

Police were still searching for another person believed to be the shooter. "I think the other person they need to find is the one who did it," said Graver's fiance Jessica Harley.

Officers said early on December 29, Rivera-Amoros led Graver and his friend to the upstairs of a Kingston Avenue apartment, then another person entered the building and assaulted both young men. Police said Rivera-Amoros and the other man demanded money and the keys to Graver's car. When Graver wouldn't give up either one, both men were shot. Rivera-Amoros and his accomplice left in Graver's car with cell phone and the money belonging to Graver's friend, according to police.

Graver was shot in the torso and died at the scene. The teenager remained in a hospital on Saturday and was expected to make a full recovery.

An arrest report states that Rivera-Amoros was stopped by detectives in the 600 block of Douglas Park around 1:15 a.m. Friday and dropped several pills which detectives recovered.    

Rivera-Amoros is scheduled to be back in court at 9 a.m. January 15.

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