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Warrant: Video shows slain Durham teen leaving school with suspect

Posted April 2, 2015

— A nickname used by a 17-year-old Jordan High School student accused in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend was found scrawled on a door of the Durham home where her body was found, according to a search warrant returned Thursday.

Kelton Breshon Fox is being held without bond on a charge of first-degree murder in the slaying of Tierra Hall, whose body was found Saturday afternoon behind a vacant home on Trotter Ridge Road.

Durham police investigators found the word “King K tha Savage” written on a door of the home, which was once owned or rented by Fox’s mother. Fox uses “King K tha Savage” as part of his name on his Facebook page, police said.

According to the warrant, security video from Jordan High School showed Hall with Fox several times during the day on Friday. At one point, Fox grabbed what appeared to be Hall’s cellphone and ran away with it.

Both students left school grounds at 12:25 p.m. and were seen walking to Garrett Road. Fox was seen on video returning to campus alone, with his hands pulled into his sleeves. He went immediately to the bathroom and never returned to class, investigators said.

School records show Fox called his mother from the school office and left early.

Police also obtained security video from another location that showed Fox and Hall waking away from school and along Trotter Ridge Road. The video later shows Fox walking back to school alone.

The warrant also said Hall had head wounds.

Prosecutors said Wednesday they are seeking a grand jury indictment against Fox. If convicted, he is not eligible for the death penalty because he is under the age of 18.


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  • Jim Vescio Apr 2, 2015
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    Where is the public outrage, protests and destruction .. BlackLivesMatter.. or is that only when there a non-black involved.

  • Johnny Byrd Apr 2, 2015
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    If found guilty he will be out by age 30, fully trained in how to be a criminal and has already shown he has no capacity for mercy or empathy. Can almost guarantee he will kill again.

  • Ginger Lynn Apr 2, 2015
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    How very sad. How this young man thought he could get away with this is beyond me. Sounds like he planned it, lured her to his old house by grabbing her phone and killed her. Hope it was worth going to prison for King K the Savage. Now two lives gone.