Arrest in Murder of Two New Jersey Teens

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0  Updated at 10:39 am, December 31st, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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iStock/Thinkstock(NEWARK, N.J.) — Authorities in New Jersey say they have arrested a juvenile in the Christmas night shootings of two young teens in Newark.

While a pastor was officiating the funeral of 15-year-old Kasson Mormon, prosecutors in Essex County, N.J., said another 15-year-old had been arrested for the murder. 

The juvenile, whose name is not being released, was taken into custody for the double murder of Mormon and 13-year-old honors student Zainee Hailey outside a home in Newark.

Newark is ending the year with its most murders in seven years.

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