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Juvenile indicted as adult in Farmville triple homicide

Posted August 27, 2012 9:49 p.m. EDT

— A Pitt County grand jury has indicted a 15-year-old in a triple homicide at a Farmville convenience store, authorities said Monday.

Raekwon Blount will be tried as an adult on three counts of first-degree murder and other charges.

Three employees of the Hustle Mart were shot and killed during an April 1 robbery, authorities said.

Mokbel Mohamed "Sam" Almujanhi, 16, was the son of the store owner, and the other two victims, Nabil Nasser Saeed Al'mogannahi, 26, and Gaber Alawi, 24, were also relatives.

Antwan Andre Anthony, 29, Xavier Montel Shamble, 19, and Willie Whitehead, 23, were also charged with murder in the case. Zipporah Rochell Purvis, 25, faces three counts of being an accessory after the fact.