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Garner Teen Killed By Neighbor

Posted January 1, 2005 6:57 a.m. EST

— Garner Police are now investigating their first murder of the year.

Early Saturday morning 15-year-old Amanda Maynard was found dead in her parents' home. Police say Maynard appears to have died after being struck multiple times by a sharp object. The medical examiner's office must perform an autopsy to determine the official cause of death.

Her neighbor, 19-year-old Kenneth O'Neal, was arrested Saturday afternoon and charged with murder. His first court appearance has not been set.