Raleigh youth, now 16, arrested on murder charge in December killing

From staff reportsJuly 5, 2013 

Tyrell Chester Charles Hamilton


— Authorities scheduled a Friday court appearance for 16-year-old Tyrell Hamilton to answer a murder charge in the December killing of Regynald Brown, 37, whose body was found in a trash can along a greenway in south Raleigh.

Hamilton was among the youths indicted by a Wake County Grand Jury last month in the beating of Brown, who authorities said was homeless and riding a bike along the Walnut Creek Trail leg of the Capital Area Greenway in Southeast Raleigh when he was attacked, police have said.

His decomposing body was found Dec. 8 by a friend who was among people searching for him after not hearing from the father of three daughters.

Two more of the five youths accused in the case were indicted on adult murder charges on June 24, Rasheem Hall and Tereise Massenburg, according to Wake County Superior Court records.

Four of the youths were 15 at the time Brown was killed and one was 13, officials have said.

Raleigh police served an arrest order on Hamilton, of 117 E. Lee St., shortly after midnight Wednesday at a secure youth facility on Beacon Lake Drive where he was being held and took him to the Wake County Detention Center.

A magistrate set his bail at $1 million, and he was held for court in lieu of that.

A standard report of Hamilton’s arrest shows he told authorities he is a student at Apex High School.

Records do not indicate that Hall or Massenburg have yet been arrested on the adult charges.

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