• Judge denies bond for suspects in Riverdale teen's murder

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    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A Clayton County judge denied bond Saturday for two people charged in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy.

    Trevon Crump's body was found Tuesday night on an old golf cart path in Riverdale.

    Contessa Neal, 21, and Tajh Hare, 17, faced a judge for the first time Saturday morning.

    The victim's emotional mother had to be escorted out of the courtroom as the judge read allegations against the suspects.

    Police say they lured Crump into a wooded area near Tee Trace and Iverness Trace Tuesday night. They say Neal had the gun, but she couldn't pull the trigger. Investigators say that's when Hare grabbed the gun and shot the 15-year-old in what they call an execution.

    After the hearing Neal's mother, who did not want to show her name or face on camera, offered condolences to the victim's family. She says her daughter is a mother herself.

    "I know I raised my child the right way. I know that I did not raise a monster, so at this point I'm grieving right now, too," Neal's mother told Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach.

    According to investigators the suspects said they shot Crump to prevent crime, saying he had burglarized neighborhood homes; they feared their homes would be next.

    But Crump's mother isn't buying it.

    "I'm not saying my child is perfect, but my child is not a child that breaks into houses," said Pinkey Telley.

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the suspects on Dec. 10 at 3 p.m.

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