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article imageTwo Held in Newark Schoolyard Execution-Style Murders

By Michael Billy     Aug 9, 2007 in Crime
Two male suspects, including a 15-year-old boy, are being held by Newark police under suspicion of murder. It is believed that they took part in the murder of three college students in a Newark Schoolyard.
The students were lined up against a wall, asked to kneel down and were subsequently shot in the head execution-style.
All of the victims were enrolled, or in the process of enrolling at Delaware State University.
31-year-old Joseph Carranza surrendered earlier this afternoon with his lawyer present.
The 15-year-old boy, who was brought into custody at around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, is not being identified because of his age.
The prosecution is looking at trying him as an adult.
Mayor Cory A. Booker has said that other suspects are being looked for. "We have very, very strong leads," he said. "I want the killers off the streets of Newark."
Information from lone survivor Natasha Aeriel, ballistics evidence and a fingerprint have led to a major break in the case according to
Robbery is believed to be the motive of the crime, but authorities are also looking at possible gang involvement.
There is a $150,000 reward for any information regarding the case.
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