Teens Charged as Adults in Hallandale Beach Slaying

Teen cousins charged with second-degree murder in stabbing death of man

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013  |  Updated 12:38 PM EDT
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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 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.

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

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.

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 stabbing death of a man outside a Hallandale Beach auto parts store will be charged as adults, prosecutors said Thursday.

Jose Carlos Llano, 14, and his cousin Juan Xolo, 17, attended a hearing Thursday where they were charged with second-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Gregory Hyppolite.

Hallandale Beach Police say the incident began in the early morning hours of Dec. 12 when the teens approached Hyppolite in the street and agreed to pay him $20 if he found them a prostitute. Hyppolite helped them find one, but the teens were turned away by the woman because they each had only $5, police said.

Boys Wanted Sex With Prostitute Before Killing Man: Police

When the teens tried to pay Hyppolite with a laptop and he refused to accept it, they got into an argument outside the Advanced Auto Parts at 117 N. Federal Highway, police said.

Officers who arrived at the scene said the teens were standing over Hyppolite and ran away when they noticed police. Hyppolite was pronounced dead at the scene.

Under police questioning, Llano said his cousin used a pen and broken glass bottle to stab the man, according to a Hallandale Beach Police report. His cousin admitted he punched, kicked and stabbed Hyppolite with a pen, but denied using a broken bottle, the report said.

Hyppolite is listed in a police report as having lived “at large,” meaning he may have been homeless.

The two teens remain behind bars.

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