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Second suspect charged in hammer murder
February 27, 2015

Langugage from the Probable Cause Statement: On November 30, 2014, Z.B., his fiancée, and two other individuals were approaching their car when they heard a group including the Defendant, T.K. and two other individuals yelling. Mr. Z.B., his fiancée and the two others entered their car. As Mr. Z.B. drove away, T.K. jumped on the back of his car and began hitting it. Mr. Z.B. stopped the car and got out. At that point, he was approached by the Defendant, T.K. and two other males. The Defendant and the other three males began assaulting Mr. Z.B. The Defendant hit Mr. Z.B. with a hammer. During the assault, Mr. Z.B. fell to the ground, and the Defendant and the other three continued to beat him. Mr. Z.B. was later pronounced dead. His death was caused by these injuries. An autopsy revealed that he had sustained multiple injuries consistent with blunt force trauma to the head. The autopsy also revealed multiple injuries, including bruises and lacerations on his head and upper body. The Juvenile Court has certified the Defendant to stand trial as an adult.


*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded guilty. 

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