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Alex teen charged with attempted murder

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ALEXANDRIA - A 17-year-old boy's rocky relationship with his stepfather combined with frustration over household chore assignments led to a shooting Monday night, say Douglas County authorities.

On Wednesday, Andrew Paul Bennewitz of Alexandria was charged with attempted first-degree murder of his stepfather, James Blenker.

The Douglas County Attorney's Office also filed a motion to try Bennewitz as an adult.

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