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Suspect Named in Teen's Slaying

Posted May 3, 2007 12:24 p.m. EDT
Updated May 3, 2007 4:04 p.m. EDT

— Police on Thursday named a suspect and charged a second man as an accessory in the shooting death of a teen late Tuesday.

Wilson Batista Roldao Jr., 28, of 7801 Joydon Court in Raleigh, has been charged with being an accessory after the fact of murder, police said.

In Roldao's arrest warrant, police said he helped get a vehicle for Francisco Mora-Mejia to drive to New York after the shooting, knowing that More-Mejia had killed someone and was attempting to flee the area. The warrant also names Manuel Arias as a second accessory.

There was no word on whether warrants have been issued for Mora-Mejia or Arias.

Gelnirys Ortega, 13, a seventh-grader at West Millbrook Middle School, was shot to death, and her mother, Milagros Ortega, was wounded in a shooting at the apartment in the Remington on the Green complex Tuesday night, police said.

Police have said the shooting wasn't a random crime. But they have released few other details, such as naming a suspect or a possible motive.