Ex-boyfriend charged with Durham teen's murder
Posted March 31, 2015
Durham, N.C. — Police on Tuesday charged an ex-boyfriend with murder in the death of a Durham teen found over the weekend outside a vacant house.
Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez said Tierra Hall and Kelton Breshon Fox, both 17, had been a couple.
Her body was found at 4123 Trotter Ridge Road Saturday afternoon, and he faces a single charge of murder in her death.
"It's a shame that many of our youth resort to violence to settle many of their issues," said Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez.
Police said Hall was likely stabbed to death Friday afternoon. According to Lopez, Hall was last seen alive on Friday. Both Hall and Fox were students at Charles E. Jordan High School.
Koteya Hall said that when her daughter didn't come home Friday night, she assumed the teen was at a friend's home because it was the start of spring break, so she never reported her as missing.
"I loved her so much. I just do not understand," Koteya Hall said, choking back tears. "I need to know why. I need to know why. I'm angry."
Along with determining a motive, Lopez said investigators are also trying to find out what connection the teens had to the vacant home where Hall was found.