Teens Arrested in Man's Death in Hallandale Beach to Remain in Detention

Judge orders teens to remain in juvenile detention until next hearing

By Brian Hamacher and Sharon Lawson
|  Friday, Dec 14, 2012  |  Updated 10:26 AM EDT
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The two teens arrested in the death of a man at a Hallandale Beach auto parts store will remain in juvenile detention, a judge ruled Thursday. NBC reporter Sharon Lawson spoke to Assistant Public Defender Gordon Weekes and Assistant State Attorney Maria Schneider.

The two teens arrested in the death of a man at a Hallandale Beach auto parts store will remain in juvenile detention, a judge ruled Thursday. NBC reporter Sharon Lawson spoke to Assistant Public Defender Gordon Weekes and Assistant State Attorney Maria Schneider.

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Teens Charged in Death of Man in Hallandale Beach

Two teens are facing second-degree murder charges in the death of a man at a Hallandale Beach auto parts store. Police Chief Dwayne Flournoy, the mother of one suspect and a witness discuss the incident.

Two Arrested in Slaying Outside Hallandale Beach Auto Parts Store

One man was killed and two juveniles were in custody following an altercation at a Hallandale Beach auto parts store Wednesday morning, police said. NBC 6's Sharon Lawson reports. Jeanette Martinez, the mother of the 14-year-old boy taken into custody, is interviewed.
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The two teens arrested in the death of a man at a Hallandale Beach auto parts store will remain in juvenile detention, a judge ruled Thursday.

The suspects, ages 14 and 17, will stay locked up until their next hearing on Jan. 10, when prosecutors will determine whether to charge them as adults.

"We will make a filing decision regarding what charges should be filed and whether they should be filed in juvenile or adult court,” prosecutor Maria Schneider said.

The slaying victim was identified as 32-year-old Gregory Hyppolite.

Hallandale Beach Police say the teens were seen attacking the man on the ground outside Advanced Auto Parts at 117 N. Federal Highway around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

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According to police, the teenagers, who are cousins, admitted that they attacked the man and said the fight was about money. One of the teens may have used a pen in the attack, police said.

NBC 6 isn’t naming the suspects because of their ages.

"The young man has had minimal contact with the system, if any," public defender Gordon Weekes said of the 14-year-old.

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