An 18-year-old Atlantic City man has been charged with the murder of two Pleasantville teens in December of 2012, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced Friday.
Thursday afternoon, at approximately 2 p.m., the Atlantic City Police Department apprehended an 18-year-old Atlantic City man wanted for the double homicide of 19-year-old Taron Williams and 13-year-old Todd Mitchell.
The 18-year-old's identity is not being released at this time due to the fact he was 17 years old at the time of the commission of the crime and has been charged as a juvenile.
On December 5, 2012, Williams and Mitchell were discovered by police outside of a residence located at 10 ½ Woodland Avenue in Pleasantville. Mitchell was discovered at the front of the residence and Williams was located in an alleyway at the rear of the residence.
Both teens had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and were transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, where they were pronounced dead a short time later.
Following four months of investigation by the Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit and the Pleasantville Police Department, the 18-year-old was charged with two counts of murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and weapons offenses.
The defendant has been lodged at Harbor Fields Juvenile Detention Center in Egg Harbor City pending a waiver hearing. No further information is available at this time.
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