Baltimore 14-year-old charged in man's murder
Baltimore police say a 14-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder, the youngest person so charged in the city this year.
Kwauntre Javar Crudup of Baltimore is also charged with armed robbery and using a handgun in a violent crime. He was arrested Thursday and is being held without bail.
Crudup is charged in the death March 3 of 29-year-old Kenly Oscar Wheeler of Baltimore. Wheeler's body was found near an elementary school basketball court. He was shot in the chest.
Court documents say police learned that Wheeler's cell phone had been taken during the crime and officers put a trace on calls made to and from the phone.
Crudup was arrested after he used the victim's phone to call his girlfriend.
-- The Baltimore Sun
Washington Post Editors
March 19, 2010; 3:33 PM ET
Categories: Baltimore , Homicide
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