• Two more teens, 15 and 16, arrested in connection to murder in north Georgia

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    FANNIN COUNTY, Ga. - Two more teens have been arrested in connection to a death of a 33-year-old man from north Georgia. 

    Police found the body of Justin McKinney early Tuesday morning in Morganton, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. 

    Channel 2 Action News first reported that two 15-year-old boys were arrested Tuesday. Blake Dickey and Hunter Hill were each charged with one count of murder. 

    On Thursday, police arrested two more teens in connection with the murder. Dalton Levi Manuel, 15 was charged with murder and Lakota Ricky Cloer, 16, was charged with being party to the crime. 

    Police were called to the area of Elrod Lane in Fannin County Dec. 4 around 1:30 a.m. after a woman called and said she and McKinney had been shot. McKinney was dead at the scene. Anna Franklin, 35, of Morganton was taken to the hospital. 

    Officials did not say whether the teens knew the victim or if they have found a motive.

    Morganton, in Fannin County, is located near Blue Ridge, about 100 miles north of Atlanta.

    The teens will all be held in a youth detention center, the GBI said. 


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