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Fayetteville Teen Pleads Guilty In Murder Of Veteran

Posted May 12, 2004

— All three teens accused of killing a decorated war veteran two years ago have pleaded guilty.

Michael Ruffin recently pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. The judge sentenced him to 35 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Ruffin and two other teens were robbing a Fayetteville Subway restaurant when one of them beat 76-year-old Marvin Wells over the head with a gun. Wells died a few months later.

The other suspects, Rodney Bishop and Hugh Rolon, pleaded guilty last year.

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