15-year-old arrested in Wetumpka murder

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WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) - A 16-year-old boy is dead and an even younger boy is now under arrest for murder. Authorities say Darnell Young, Jr. was murdered by his best friend.

Officials say the two boys got into a fight earlier in the day but finally went their separate ways. When they finally got back together this afternoon the arguing started again.

The suspect, not identified because of his age, allegedly stabbed Young in the chest once. Young died on the scene.

The subject of the argument was not immediately known.

The suspect was arrested a short time later and transported to the Air Base Detention Facility where authorities are working to charge him as an adult.

Charges have not yet been filed, however.

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