Third Youth Arrested In Florida Triple Teen Murder Case — 'There Is No Honor Among Thieves', Sheriff Says

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Source: Marion County Sheriff's Office

Apr. 10 2023, Published 10:08 a.m. ET

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A third teenager is now under arrest in a chain of suspected teen murders in central Florida.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office announced Tahj Brewton, 16, was captured April 8 in Lake County, west of Orlando.

Brewton was arrested for more than three counts of murder. Authorities say he had outstanding warrants for carjacking with a firearm, aggravated assault, grand theft of a motor vehicle, attempting to elude a law enforcement officer and tampering with an electronic monitoring device.

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A $10,000 reward had been issued for Brewton's arrest. Details of the arrest have not been disclosed.

Brewton joins Robert Robinson, 17, and Christopher Atkins, 12, behind bars for three deadly shootings at the end of March.

According to WOFL-TV, Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods says the suspects knew the teens they allegedly shot. He indicated all six were involved in some kind of gang activity.


Layla Silvernail, 16, was shot and left along a roadside March 30. She died at a hospital.

A 17-year-old male whose name has not been released was found shot and killed along a road the next day.

Then Camille Quarles, 16, was found shot in the trunk of Silvernail's car Saturday, April 1. The car was partially submerged in a pond.

The New York Post reported all six teens were in the car at some point. Woods believes robbery was the motive for the shootings.

“There is no honor among thieves,” Woods told a Friday news conference.


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