Bond hearing set for 2 teens accused in deadly robbery - KMSP-TV

Bond hearing set for 2 teens accused in deadly robbery

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Two teens accused of taking part in a deadly shoe robbery are trying to get out of jail. A bond hearing is set for Thursday afternoon for 15-year-old Achiel Morgan and 18-year-old Romaine Stewart.

Police say Morgan and Stewart, with 15-year-old Larnell Sillah, robbed Paul Sampleton last December. During that crime, Sampleton was shot and killed.

The victim's mother, Stephanie Stone, was upset when she found out her 14-year-old son Paul might've been killed for his shoes.

"These young men would take another young man's life over material things. I think it's sickening. I think it's pathetic," said Stone.

During the suspects preliminary hearing police said eight pairs of shoes, three flat screen TVs, an iPad and an Xbox were all stolen from Sampleton's townhouse. A detective also told the court the suspects all admitted to plotting the robbery of their Grayson High School classmate.

Police admit Morgan wasn't at the scene when Sampleton was killed, nor have they said who pulled the trigger. But, Sillah is the only suspect facing murder charges, with the other two accused of armed robbery.

"My grandson had nothing to do with that," said Sillah's grandmother, Hazel Murray.

After his arrest, Murray claimed police confiscated some expensive shoes from her home, and accused them on leaning on her grandson to confess.

"Policeman want to frame him, to say it's him. Because they want him to tell them who did it," said Murray.

Morgan and Stewart's bond hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

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