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Two teens charged as adults for St. Johns murder


WHY LOCAL LEADERS SAY IT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED NOW. THIS IS KOIN 6 NEWS AT 5:00. I’M JENNIFER HOFF. AND I’M JEFF GIANOLA. TONIGHT, THREE TEENS BEHIND BARS, ACCUSED OF KILLING A 65-YEAR-OLD MAN IN ST. JOHNS. TWO 15-YEAR-OLDS, AARON CRISWELL AND RICHARD RAND, ARE BEING CHARGED AS ADULTS TONIGHT. A 14-YEAR-OLD IS NOT. THEY ALL APPEARED IN COURT TODAY. OUR AMY FRAZIER WAS IN THE COURTROOMS AS THEY FACED A JUDGE. SHE JOINS US LIVE WITH THIS DEVELOPING STORY. THE VICTIM’S FAMILY PACKED THE COURTROOM. THEY SAY THEY’RE STANDING STRONG AND DETERMINED TO GET JUSTICE. IN JUVENILE COURT TODAY, A 14-YEAR-OLD BOY AND TWO 15-YEAR-OLD BOYS, ACCUSED OF MURDERING 65-YEAR-OLD RICKY MALONE IN ST. JOHNS, THE COMMUNITY WHERE HE GREW UP. WE FIND OURSELVES LAUGHING AT SOMETHING HE DID WHICH REMINDS US SO MUCH OF HIM AND THEN WE START CRYING. CAMERAS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN JUVENILE COURT. HOWEVER, THE TWO 15-YEAR-OLDS ARE BEING CHARGED AS ADULTS UNDER MEASURE 11. THEY ARE AARON CRISWELL AND RICHARD RAND. ACCORDING NEW COURT DOCUMENTS, THE MORNING OF OCTOBER 14, THE TEENS FIRST TRIED A HOME INVASION ARMED WITH A SHOT GUN AND WEARING CLOWN MASKS, BUT WERE SCARED OFF BY THE HOMEOWNER. MINUTES LATER AROUND 6:00 INVESTIGATORS SAY THE TEENS A.M., SPOTTED MALONE COLLECTING CANS AND DEMANDED HIS NEARBY CAR. WHEN HE WOULDN’T HAND IT OVER, INVESTIGATORS SAY CRISWELL SHOT AND KILLED MALONE AT CLOSE RANGE. RICKY WAS JUST A QUIET, GOOD TYPE OF A BROTHER, CHILDREN LOVED HIM. HE WORKED WITH YOUTH HE WAS A DEATH YOUTH. HE WAS A BASKETBALL OFFICIAL. RIGHT AFTER THE MURDER, INVESTIGATORS SAY THE TEENS WERE INVOLVED IN SEVERAL HIT AND RUNS IN MALONE’S STOLEN CAR. POLICE EVENTUALLY FOUND THE CAR AND TACO BELL RECEIPTS INSIDE. RESTURANT SURVILLANCE VIDEO HELPED THEM IDENTIFY AT LEAST ONE OF THE TEENS. THEY WERE ALL ARRESTED YESTERDAY. HOPEFULLY, WE CAN GO FORWARD NOW AND WE ASK THAT PEOPLE CONTINUE TO PRAY AND EVEN REACH OUT TO US. THE 14-YEAR-OLD, AS WELL AS AARON CRISWELL THE ACCUSED SHOOTER, CRIED THROUGH OUT THEIR HEARINGS TODAY. ALL 3 SUSPECTS WILL REMAIN IN CUSTODY. MYTH WILL BE BACK IN COURT IN NOVEMBER. TO —

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