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5 Teens Indicted in Vass Girl's Death

Posted October 15, 2007 4:58 p.m. EDT

— Five teens were indicted Monday in the shooting death of a 12-year-old Moore County girl last month.

Sherrod Nicholas Harrison, 19, Michael Graham Currie, 18, Van Roger Smith Jr., 16, and Perry Ross Schiro, 19, all of Cameron, and Ryan Jermar White, 18, of Sanford, were indicted on charges of murder and breaking and entering, authorities said.

Emily Elizabeth Haddock was at home sick on Sept. 21 when someone broke into her Marks Road home outside Vass and shot her several times with a .22-caliber handgun, authorities said. Investigators said they believe the intruders intended to burglarize the house, but were surprised to find the girl at home.

A stolen handgun that authorities believe was used in the shooting was found in a car in Harnett County about a week after the slaying.