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16-year-old Kansas girl charged with murder of another teen

April 3, 2019

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old girl has been charged with murder in the killing of another teenage boy in a suburban Kansas City community.

The Kansas City Star reports Wednesday that the Olathe girl was charged in Johnson County Juvenile court with first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Rowan Padgett of Overland Park. The girl was also charged with felony obstruction of justice for allegedly giving false information to investigators.

The charges allege Friday’s killing in a suburban cul-de-sac occurred during a drug deal involving the anxiety drug Xanax.

Prosecutors requested she be tried as an adult.

Padgett, an Olathe East High School senior, was just weeks from celebrating his 18th birthday when he died. The suspect is a runaway who at one time also attended the same school.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com