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Boys, 13 and 15, charged in Raleigh teen's shooting death

Posted August 17, 2012

— Police have arrested two boys – ages 13 and 15 – in connection with the killing of another teenager who was shot Wednesday outside a north Raleigh apartment complex.

A police spokesman said Friday that investigators obtained juvenile petitions and secured custody orders for the teens in connection with the death of Fernando Garibay-Benitez, 16.

According to a 911 call released Thursday, the teen was shot in the head by someone in a silver or gray minivan near the Lexington on the Green apartments on Rolling Green Court.

Benitez was dead when police arrived.

Benitez was a rising sophomore at Millbrook High School in Raleigh, according to the Wake County Public School System, and friends said he loved soccer and worked a construction job for extra money.

Investigators haven't released a motive for the shooting and said Friday that they are still investigating the case.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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  • foghat001 Aug 23, 2012

    piene2 - never mind, what good would it do? You sound like Nancy Pelosi's twin sister.

    Let's hope these boys are successfully prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.

  • piene2 Aug 22, 2012

    "where did they get the gun?
    sjb2k1"

    Their NRA Yahoo parents most likely had a few laying around the house so they could stand their ground.

  • sjb2k1 Aug 22, 2012

    where did they get the gun?

  • piene2 Aug 22, 2012

    "I will stop blaming bush when the 6551 Americans that died in his wars of aggression and the untold thousands of innocent citizens that also died in these countries invaded do. piene2

    Yawn...You got nothing except blind hatred,
    Crumps Br0ther"

    I have over six thousand five hundred Americans and countless innocent foreign residents that have died for no reason whats so ever. Perhaps to you, that is nothing but I on the other hand value human life. You should give it a try someday.

  • Crumps Br0ther Aug 22, 2012

    I will stop blaming bush when the 6551 Americans that died in his wars of aggression and the untold thousands of innocent citizens that also died in these countries invaded do.
    piene2

    Yawn...You got nothing except blind hatred, very open minded and tolerant of you by the way. I dont hear you criticizing your president for all the people dying in Syria, why doesnt he hlep there like he did in Egypt and Lybia? The double standard you live by is pathetic. But you hang on, when Romney gets in there you will have a whole new list of things to whine about. And you can feel useful again.

  • piene2 Aug 21, 2012

    "Has there been any story here in the last three, plus years that you have not tried to tie to President Obama? piene2

    You mean like you have blame Bush for everything that past 3 years?
    Crumps Br0ther"

    I will stop blaming bush when the 6551 Americans that died in his wars of aggression and the untold thousands of innocent citizens that also died in these countries invaded do.

  • twatkinsntp Aug 21, 2012

    Again this is not N. Raleigh.......or is WRAL just trying to make certain people feel better about where they live. If you don't want this type of thing to happen in your neighborhood then do something about it and quit hiding your head or being scared. And if this was the parents gun they should be charged. And if it was a race thing then the kids should be charged with a hate crime.....but probably won't happen since that law seems to only be for blacks and no one else.

  • Crumps Br0ther Aug 21, 2012

    Has there been any story here in the last three, plus years that you have not tried to tie to President Obama?
    piene2

    You mean like you have blame Bush for everything that past 3 years?

  • piene2 Aug 20, 2012

    "Where does 13 and a 15 year old kids get guns?
    BigOski"

    Their six shooter packing NRA Yahoos leave them laying all around their double wides.

  • piene2 Aug 20, 2012

    "Just as Obama has shown us. The faithful just refuse to see it, because its easier for them to pass the blame as well
    Crumps Br0ther"

    Has there been any story here in the last three, plus years that you have not tried to tie to President Obama?

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