2 teens charged in deaths of Garner couple

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 7:23 PM

GARNER, N.C. (AP) -- Two teenagers are charged with murder in the deaths of a husband and wife who were killed in their home near Garner earlier this month.  

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said the 16-year-old and 15-year-old were arrested Wednesday. Each is charged with two counts of murder, felony conspiracy, first-degree burglary and possession of stolen property. The 16-year-old faces an additional charge of possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number. 

The bodies of Jose Samuel Flores Mendoza and Maria Saravia Mendoza were found early Jan. 5 at their home. Both were 34.  

Harrison says investigators haven't ruled out the possibility that the shootings were gang-related. 

The couple's 3-year-old boy was home at the time of the attack and was not harmed. Their 12-year-old was not present. 

 

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