- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - The trial has begun for a 15-year-old boy accused of killing a pizza delivery driver in suburban Atlanta earlier this year.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (https://on-ajc.com/2e0QmwX ) reports that the boy has been charged as an adult in Shane Varnadore’s March killing and is facing counts of murder, felony murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Authorities believe he and 21-year-old Jermaine Young ordered Papa John’s pizza to lure Varnadore to a Lawrenceville apartment complex and fatally shoot him in the chest. The pizza and handgun were found at the suspects’ apartment.

Defense attorney Leanne Chancey on Tuesday said the boy was “stupid” to pick up the pizzas but didn’t take part in the shooting. Young hasn’t been tried yet.

Prosecutors say both are culpable, no matter who pulled the trigger.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, https://www.ajc.com

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