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13-Year-Old Suspected in Double Homicide Flees Courthouse

Teen and 19-year-old are suspected in killings of brothers
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 5, 2019 5:40 PM CST
A monument of a confederate soldier stands outside the Robeson County Courthouse in Lumberton, NC, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.   (AP Photo/David Goldman)

(Newser) – Authorities say a 13-year-old suspect in a double homicide has escaped from a courthouse in eastern North Carolina, the AP reports. The Robeson County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday the teenager escaped from Juvenile Court around noon Tuesday. He was last seen in a white T-shirt and beige pants, wearing leg restraints without shoes. The boy is described as having brown eyes and brown hair, standing about 5 feet tall, and weighing about 110 pounds. He and a 19-year-old codefendant, Derrick Deshawn Hunt, are charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the killings of two brothers found dead inside a home last month. (Read more escape stories.)

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