6 North Carolina Teens Arrested In Connection With Murder Of Basketball Buddy — 'Justice Is Going To Be Served,' His Mom Says

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Apr. 18 2023, Published 2:02 p.m. ET

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Five young adults are charged with murdering a North Carolina teen that they knew from playing basketball. A sixth teen faces accessory charges.

“Justice is going to be served for Cameron Brodie,” said the victim's mother, Fayshirkia Taylor.

Brodie was shot and killed last September at age 17. Authorities arrested five suspects in February, four of them high school students in Granville County north of Raleigh.

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A grand jury returned indictments against five people Monday for first-degree murder: Dezario Johnson-Cates, Jlameel Siebels, Kaelen Smith, Aquavion Trotman and Dequavion Wright.

A charge included in the indictments indicates someone in the group fired a weapon “into an occupied dwelling or moving vehicle.”

A sixth suspect, Dominique Dunkins, faces two charges of accessory after the fact.

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“Some of them played basketball on the same AAU basketball team with him,” father Damian Brodie told WRAL-TV.

“I didn't even know that there was... any type of beef,” Taylor said.

Five of the six suspects are scheduled to appear in court Thursday, May 11. A sixth will appear in late June.


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