16-year-old indicted on 13 counts in teen’s murder

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A 16-year-old arrested in connection with the shooting death of another teenager has been indicted on 13 counts.

Jeffery Burton was indicted on one count felony murder, eight counts aggravated assault, one count criminal attempt to commit a felony and one count possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Officials say he will be tried as an adult.

Burton was arrested on Oct. 23, just two days after authorities say he shot 15-year-old George Akins Jr.

Akins suffered life-threatening injuries and died on the scene at Abercorn Street and Apache Avenue.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s