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Raleigh teen charged, jailed in homeless man's beating death

Posted July 4, 2013

— One of four teens indicted last month in the beating death of a homeless man in Raleigh was formally charged Thursday with second-degree murder and placed in the Wake County jail under a $1 million bond.

Investigators say Tyrell Hamilton, 16, of 117 E. Lee St., along with four other teens, killed Regynald Jose Brown and dumped his body in a trash can along the Walnut Creek Trail of the Capital Area Greenway.  

Friends found Brown's body on Dec. 8, 2012, and police detained Hamilton, Raheem Hall, Tereise Massenburg, Angel Sean Muniz and a 13-year-old a week later.

A judge ruled earlier this year that four of the teens could be tried as adults.

Hall, Massenburg and Muniz face first-degree charges in the case, but they had not been booked at the Wake County jail as of Thursday. The 13-year-old, whose name has not been released, agreed to testify for the state as part of an agreement that would keep him in the juvenile court system. 

Hamilton is due in court Friday.


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  • andy2 Jul 5, 2013

    slaterric - I am hoping this is sarcasm. These kids have demonstrated a kind of callousness and lack of compassion that I cannot even fathom. This was not a prank gone wrong or an unintentional act. They did this and should never have a view outside a prison.

  • slaterric Jul 5, 2013

    kids need to be kept busy when not in school. Letting them wander around unsupervised is not a good idea.