3 juveniles charged in death of 15-year-old Tennessee boy

Published 8:45 am Monday, March 16, 2020

NASHVILLE (AP) — Three juveniles have been charged with criminal homicide and robbery in the death of a 15-year-old Tennessee boy, police said.

Tyrone Foxworth Jr. suffered fatal injuries Wednesday when he was run over with a stolen car near his home, Nashville police said in a statement. Foxworth died Thursday of severe head trauma at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

An investigation found that the three teens went to Foxworth’s home in a stolen Ford Fusion and assaulted him and took his cell phone, police said. As the teens were leaving, Foxworth and his father attempted to grab the cell phone from the vehicle, but the driver accelerated quickly and Foxworth was dragged by the car before falling and getting run over, police said.

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