Teens arrested in greenway murder may be tried as adults
Posted December 17, 2012
Updated December 20, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. — Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby says he might seek to try four teenagers as adults in the killing of a homeless man whose body was found stuffed in a trash can.
Willoughby said Monday he is likely to seek the transfer of the murder cases against at least some of the teens from the juvenile system due to the severity of the crime.
Raleigh Police arrested three 15-year-old males and a 13-year-old male last week in connection with the death of Regynald Jose Brown, a 37-year-old homeless man whose body was found near a city greenway. A fifth teen is accused of providing assistance after the killing.
State law bars prosecutors from seeking the death penalty in murder cases where the defendants are younger than 18.