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DA wants to try two juveniles as adults in Raleigh slaying

Posted August 22, 2012 11:09 a.m. EDT
Updated August 22, 2012 11:24 a.m. EDT

— The Wake County District Attorney's Office is seeking to try a 15-year-old and a 13-year-old as adults in the shooting death of another teen last week.

District Attorney Colon Willoughby said Wednesday that his office has filed notice of intent and that a probable cause hearing has been set for Aug. 30.

The two juveniles, whose names haven't been released, were arrested Friday in the Aug. 15 killing of Fernando Garibay-Benitez outside the Lexington on the Green apartments on Rolling Green Court in north Raleigh.

Benitez, 16, was a rising sophomore at Millbrook High School in Raleigh.

Investigators haven't released a motive for the shooting.