Third youth moved into adult system in Raleigh murder case

From staff reportsJuly 18, 2013 

— Tereise Massenburg, the third of four youths indicted as adults in the death of a homeless man late last year, has been moved into the adult justice system on a first-degree murder charge.

Massenburg, of 1015 S. Wilmington St. in Raleigh, who is now 16, was taken into custody Wednesday at the Wake County Justice Center.

Massenburg, Angel Muniz, Tyrell Hamilton and Raheem Hall, who all were 15 when Regynald Brown’s decomposing body was found stuffed in a garbage can along a Raleigh Greenway trail on Dec. 8, were indicted by a Wake County grand jury on June 24.

Muniz was served with the adult arrest warrant earlier this week.

Hamilton also was moved into the adult system this month.

Hall has not formally been charged yet with murder.

Police say Brown was riding a bicycle along the Walnut Creek Trail section of the Capital Area Greenway in Southeast Raleigh when he was attacked by the four 15-year-olds and a 13-year-old who remains charged as a juvenile.

Testimony from initial court hearings indicates the teens were affiliated with the gang BMS or Big Money Swag. The gang members laid out challenges for the younger ones to “earn stars,” a system of hierarchy grounded in robberies and attacks that targeted homeless people.

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