Indiana Teen, 13, Arrested on Murder Charges


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NEW CASTLE, IN – A 13-year-old teen has been arrested on murder charges in New Castle, Indiana. 

On Tuesday evening, the New Castle Police Department responded to a call about a possible hit-and-run on S. 21st Street and A Avenue. The victim, Ernest Thornsbury Jr., 47, was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound and later died. 

The New Castle Police, along with the Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police, launched an investigation and interviewed four possible suspects. The 13-year-old was taken into custody on Wednesday morning and charged with one count of murder. 

Due to their minor status, Police have not released the name of the suspect, and the investigation is ongoing.


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