13-Year-Old Charged in Murders of Security Guards
CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) _ A 13-year-old boy who has a record of scrapes with the law was charged Friday with killing two security guards over a speedboat.
Because of his age, the boy identified in court documents only as ″R.M.″ can’t be charged as an adult. He could be incarcerated only until his 18th birthday if convicted of two counts of first-degree murder in Juvenile Court.
Fred Feuser Jr., 47, and William Jensen, 23, worked for a security service patrolling this lake resort community and had confronted the boys Wednesday, suspecting they had stolen the boat.
Each was shot once in the head with a small-caliber gun, Camden County Sheriff John Page said.
The charges against the 13-year-old come a day after a 17-year-old friend, high school dropout Christopher Creed, was similarly charged in the slayings. Creed is in jail without bond and faces life in prison without parole or the death penalty if convicted.
Patricia Richmond, a juvenile officer for Camden County, said the younger boy is a ward of the court because of prior trouble with the law.
Glenda Whilley, who has known him since he was an infant, said, ″He’s been in some minor scrapes - stole a bike once - but I don’t think that he would ever do anything like this.″
The boys, both from the Jefferson City area, were found sleeping in a vacant summer home about 15 hours after the guards were killed.