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Crime Kentucky teen faces murder charges in his family slayings

19:55  13 november  2019
19:55  13 november  2019 Source:   courier-journal.com

13-year-old charged with two murders escapes custody in North Carolina

  13-year-old charged with two murders escapes custody in North Carolina Officials said they have concerns for public safety due to the teen's "prior history of assaultive and unpredictable behavior."The young teen, identified only as Jericho W., escaped from social services' custody at about 12:10 p.m. local time while wearing leg restraints and no shoes, according to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office said the boy was in court facing two counts of first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon charges.

ALEXANDRIA, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teenager accused of shooting his uncle and 14-year-old half-brother to death has been charged with murder.

Alexandria police spokesman Lucas Cooper told news outlets 18-year-old Richard Fessler shot his family members and fled on Friday before being captured near a wooded area Saturday. Police briefly placed a school on lockdown as they searched for him.

Cooper identified the victims as 47-year-old Brian Cornelius, Fessler’s uncle by marriage, and an unnamed 14-year-old boy who had the same mother as Fessler.

Cooper said 27-year-old Derek Johnson, Cornelius’ son-in-law, was also found suffering from gunshot wounds on a street. News outlets report he’s expected to survive.

Fessler faces two counts of murder and an attempted murder charge. He’s in jail on a $1 million bond.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Kentucky teen faces murder charges in his family slayings

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