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2 H.S. Students, Third Teen Charged in Slaying

Posted February 9, 2007 11:16 a.m. EST
Updated February 9, 2007 1:18 p.m. EST

— Two Southern Wayne High School students are among three teens arrested Friday in connection with a weekend shooting death, authorities said.

Goldsboro police found Karemond Spells, 30, of 4968 Faber Drive in Raleigh, in his car in the 100 block of Astor Court late Sunday suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, where he later died, police said.

Michael Allen, 18, Davon Cobb, 19, and Marcus Graham, 16, all of Dudley, have been charged with murder in connection with Spells' death. All three teens are being held in the Wayne County Jail without bond.

Cobb and Graham are students at Southern Wayne High, authorities said. Allen isn't enrolled in school, they said.

Police declined to comment on a possible motive for the shooting or any relationship between the teens and Spells.

Spells had a lengthy criminal record, primarily for drug offenses, according to a state records search.

Cobb and Graham have no adult criminal records, and Allen has been charged only in an assault case, according to a records search.