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Virginia Beach teen guilty in other teen's slaying

Thursday - 4/25/2013, 4:10am  ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia Beach teenager faces life in prison for fatally shooting another teen to silence him on a botched robbery plot.

Jabril Jamal Holliday was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder in the June 2011 slaying of Kody Scruton, a 17-year-old from Norfolk.

The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/11Ew2AV ) reports that trial testimony and evidence revealed that the then 15-year-old Holliday killed Scruton because he refused to participate in the failed robbery attempt. He feared he'd tell police.

Holliday is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 17.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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