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Teen charged in killing of Puyallup convenience store owner

May 3, 2019
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A customer greets Tohyon Nam, center, the son of slain store owner Soon Ja Nam, 79, pictured at left, at the Handy Corner Food Store, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Puyallup, Wash. Expressions of support and mourning from the community have continued since Soon Ja Nam was shot and killed Saturday during a robbery. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been charged as an adult in the robbery and fatal shooting of a convenience store owner in Puyallup.

The News Tribune reports Robbrie Thompson pleaded not guilty Friday to first-degree aggravated murder, murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, two counts of assault and illegally having a firearm.

He was ordered held on $2 million at a juvenile detention facility.

Thompson is one of two 16-year-old boys suspected of robbing the Handy Corner Store in Puyallup Saturday night. Owner Soon Ja Nam was shot in the back and killed during the holdup.

The body of suspect Franklin Thuo of Federal Way washed up near Chinook Marina in Tacoma Monday with a gunshot wound to the head.

His death has been ruled a homicide and detectives are still investigating.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com