Teen charged with third shooting, second murder in 8 months

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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi teen was jailed after officials arrested him for the drive-by shooting death of a 66-year-old woman.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson told news outlets 17-year-old Latavious Betts was charged as an adult with murder and aggravated assault in Annie Walton’s Dec. 7 death.

Johnson said Betts fired a dozen or more shots into a house near Verona, killing Walton and wounding four others.

Betts was earlier charged with first-degree murder for a March 22 shooting at a Verona car wash.

He’s also charged with aggravated assault in a July 8 convenience store shooting that injured two.

The teen was jailed without bail because he’s accused of violating previous release terms. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

Betts was captured Friday after a week on the run.

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