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15 Year Old Held For 3 Newark Murders

From the DNC’s CNN:

Teen held in Newark schoolyard slaughter

NEWARK, New Jersey (CNN) — A teenager has been arrested in connection with the execution-style killings of three college students in a Newark schoolyard, a source close to the investigation told CNN.

The suspect is believed to be 14 or 15 years old, the source told CNN.

The teen’s arrest on Wednesday night was the result of information provided by shooting survivor Natasha Aeriel, 19, the source said.

She is in stable condition and under heavy police guard at The University Hospital in Newark, recovering from gunshot and knife wounds.

Newark has become accustomed to violence but the killings Saturday night touched a nerve.

The four friends, ages 18 to 20, were shot while listening to music in an elementary school playground.

Three of them — Terrance Aeriel, 18, Dashon Harvey, 20; and Iofemi Hightower, 20 — were forced to kneel against a wall and were shot in the head, execution style.

Authorities have said robbery appeared to be the motive, but Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow said Tuesday that police also were looking into possible gang involvement.

While Newark has seen 60 homicides this year, the schoolyard killings stood out because the victims, by all accounts, were good kids. All four were enrolled at Delaware State University or were in the process of enrolling.

A $150,000 reward was offered for information leading to any arrests or indictments in the case…

Where are the calls for the US to get out of Newark?

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, August 9th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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