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Stepfather Talks About Finding His Son Dead After Lauderdale Lakes Murder

Marlon Channer found his stepson dead when he came home just before 4 o'clock Monday afternoon.

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    An 18-year-old man was found dead in his Lauderdale Lakes home Monday. His stepfather, Marlon Channer, walked into the house in the afternoon to find Steven Rutty shot and killed. NBC 6's Bobby Brooks reports. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013)

    Authorities were investigating after an 18-year-old man was found dead inside his Lauderdale Lakes home Monday.

    Steven Rutty was gunned down at his own home and was found by his stepfather, who came home just before 4 o'clock Monday afternoon.

    Stepfather Found 18-Year-Old Dead in Lauderdale Lakes Home: Authorities

    [MI] Stepfather Found 18-Year-Old Dead in Lauderdale Lakes Home: Authorities
    Authorities were investigating after Steven Rutty, 18, was found dead inside his Lauderdale Lakes home Monday. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles, family friend Jennifer Granville and BSO spokeswoman Dani Moschella discussed the case. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013)

    "Yeah he had been shot in the head," stepfather Marlon Channer said Tuesday. "In the side of the head and was lying in a pool of blood."

    Channer called 911, and authorities responded to the home at 3760 Northwest 27th St.

    "I haven’t shed no tears because I’m still in a shock still in disbelief I still can’t believe what I see," he said.

    His family, including his uncle, Richard Simpson, will remember Rutty as someone who was quiet, shy, but had a strong character.

    "Loving boy, loving boy," Simpson said. "He never disrespect me."

    Rutty’s mother had to be taken to the hospital after the news of his death. She was released Tuesday, but was still not coping well.

    "[She's] very, very bad, she faint a couple times,” Simpson said.

    Police have not released any information on a possible suspect or motive. But Simpson said he doesn’t think this was random.

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