4th teen arrested in death of man with plastic bag over head

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April 7, 2015 1:30AM (UTC)
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ALLENDALE, S.C. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy is the last of four teenagers charged with robbing and beating an 86-year-old man before killing him by tying a plastic bag around his head, authorities said.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said the teen arrested Monday will be tried as an adult for murder.

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The teen was 15 years old when he and three other people broke into Willie Johnson's Allendale home in June 2014, officials said. Three other teens — two 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old — were arrested a few weeks after the killing.

A SLED agent said in a sworn statement that the latest teen arrested confessed and implicated the other boys. It wasn't known whether the teen arrested this week had a lawyer.

Investigators said Johnson's body was found after he didn't answer his door for volunteer meal deliveries for several days.




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