Three teenage boys face capital murder charges in Mississippi

Jayce Bryson West

BALDWYN, MS (AP) — Three boys face adult capital murder charges in northeast Mississippi.

Baldwyn police on Friday arrested Quindaris Burress, Dequan Stribling and Jayce Bryson West, charging them in the Oct. 23 death of a 70-year-old man.

Local media report all three are jailed on $1 million bail. It’s unclear if any of them has a lawyer.

Burress and Stribling are 13, while West is 14. Under Mississippi law, anyone accused of a crime punishable by death or life imprisonment is automatically charged as an adult. A judge can later send such cases to youth court.

Baldwyn Police Chief Troy Agnew has released little information about why police believe the boys killed Henry Adams Jr. The man was found shot once in the chest at home, with his wallet found outside.

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