- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - The Latest on the charges related to the abduction and killing of a 13-year-old Detroit boy (all times local):

5:10 p.m.

Three people have been arraigned on charges in the death of a 13-year-old Detroit boy, who prosecutors say was beaten, choked and dumped in a vacant lot after he picked up about $70 that had been dropped outside of a store.

Gregory Walker, Lillian Roberts and Earnest Coleman were arraigned Thursday after being charged with murder, unlawful imprisonment, kidnapping, torture and gun crimes.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Thursday that Deontae rode away on his bike with the cash but was found by the trio. They are accused of forcing the boy into a car and killing him.

Worthy says Deontae was a “victim” regardless of circumstances.

The three are jailed and have a hearing set for next Thursday.

Prosecutors don’t know whether they have attorneys.

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12:50 p.m.

Authorities allege a 13-year-old Detroit boy was abducted, beaten and choked to death after the teen picked up money dropped by one of the men now charged.

Gregory Walker is accused of choking Deontae Mitchell with help from Lillian Roberts and Earnest Coleman. All face charges of murder, unlawful imprisonment, kidnapping, torture and gun crimes. Coleman was charged with kidnapping last weekend.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Thursday that Deontae rode away on his bike with about $70 of cash but later was found by the trio. They are accused of forcing the boy into a car and killing him. His body was found in a field.

Worthy says Deontae was a “victim” regardless of the circumstances.

The three are expected to be arraigned later Thursday. It wasn’t immediately clear whether they have attorneys.

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12:10 p.m.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy says accusations against those charged in the abduction and killing of a 13-year-old Detroit boy have “shocked” authorities.

Gregory Walker is accused of choking Deontae Mitchell with help from Lillian Roberts and Earnest Coleman. All face charges of murder, unlawful imprisonment, kidnapping, torture and gun crimes. Coleman was charged with kidnapping last weekend.

A cousin told police Deontae picked up some money dropped by a man outside of a market on May 31. Surveillance video shows Deontae being pursued by a man, who grabbed his arm and forced him into a car.

Worthy said Thursday there’s “no excuse” for what happened to Deontae and he’s a “victim” regardless of circumstances.

Deontae’s body was found a week ago in a vacant lot. A cause of death is being investigated.

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11:40 a.m.

Authorities have charged two men and a woman with murder and kidnapping in the abduction and killing of a 13-year-old Detroit boy.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Thursday that Gregory Walker is accused of choking Deontae Mitchell to death with help from Lillian Roberts and Earnest Coleman.

All three face charges of murder, unlawful imprisonment, kidnapping, torture and gun crime. Coleman had been charged with kidnapping last weekend.

A cousin told police that Deontae picked up some money dropped by a man outside of an eastside market May 31. Surveillance video shows Deontae being pursued by a man, who grabbed his arm and forced him into a car.

Deontae’s body was found a week ago in a vacant lot in Detroit. A cause of death is being investigated.

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