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15 year-old to be tried as an adult in double homicide

Windows are broken on this SUV located within crime tape. (Source: WAFB) Windows are broken on this SUV located within crime tape. (Source: WAFB)
NATALBANY, LA (WAFB) -

The 21st Judicial District Attorney’s office announced the teen arrested in connection with a double murder will be tried as an adult.

The 15 year-old was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of 24 year-old Charleston Mitchell and 31 year-old Randy Bickham which took place in Natalbany on June 2. 

"It looks like it was set up to be a robbery and it just turned into a double homicide," said Sheriff Daniel Edwards.

The teen is charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

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Detectives believe the deaths of Mitchell and Bickham are connected to the murder of 18-year-old Marquise Lightfoot, who was found dead one day after the double homicide. Authorities also believe that the cases are drug-related.

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