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No bond set for suspect in teen's stabbing death

Posted April 1, 2015

— A judge on Wednesday denied bond for a 17-year-old accused in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend, whose body was found behind a vacant home over the weekend.

Prosecutors said they are seeking a grand jury indictment for Kelton Breshon Fox, who is charged with murder in the death of Tierra Hall, also 17. If convicted, Fox is not eligible for the death penalty because he is under the age of 18. He has no prior criminal record.

Hall's body was found Saturday afternoon behind a home for sale on Trotter Ridge Road. Police have said Hall likely was stabbed to death Friday. They have not released a possible motive.

Both Hall and Fox were juniors at Charles E. Jordan High School. Durham Public Schools Superintendent Bert L’Homme said grief counselors will be at the school Monday, when students return from spring break.

“We thank the Durham Police Department for their work on this case and to the Durham Sheriff’s Office and their (school resource officers) who helped with the investigation," he said in a statement. "This is tragic news to all of us in the Durham Public Schools family.”

A prayer vigil for Hall will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Vintage Church in Durham. The event is open to the public.


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  • Collin McLoud Apr 1, 2015
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    "Mother seeks answers in Durham teen's death" - she should have bee "seeking" her daughter Friday when she hadn't come home. this mother ("Mom" does not fit the bill) should be prosecuted for child neglect for not reporting her missing. What was she doing that was more important than trying to located her daughter? Still no mention of the father either.

  • Sammy Macloud Apr 1, 2015
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    GOOD! he should NEVER get out