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Teens Arrested in Great-Grandfather's Slaying

Posted January 11, 2007 5:36 p.m. EST
Updated January 11, 2007 6:45 p.m. EST

— Franklin County deputies say a man was shot and killed by his great-grandsons during a robbery.

According to authorities, Samuel Burt's great-grandsons robbed him and then killed him in the process. A live-in companion found Burt lying face-down on the floor of his Schloss Road home Monday afternoon.

Deputies arrested Dartez Yarborough, 16, and Patrick Yarborough, 18, Monday evening. They have been charged with robbery and first-degree murder in connection with Burt’s death. Both teens lived a few houses away from their great-grandfather.

Sheriff Pat Green said that Patrick Yarborough is suspected of having stolen Burt’s wallet a few weeks ago. Authorities said the teens stole less than $100 from their great-grandfather during Monday’s robbery.

The apparent murder weapon was found inside Burt’s home, said deputies. Both teens are being held without bail.