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Teenage Suspect in Bryan Rankin's Death to be Arraigned Monday

Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:28 AM by Marisa Breese
Updated: Aug 27, 2012 8:18 PM

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COLUMBIA - A Boone County judge will inform 15-year-old murder suspect Lamarr Terrell Mayfield of the charges against him at the county courthouse Monday afternoon.

Mayfield is a suspect in the April 2012 murder of 17-year-old Bryan Rankin. Mayfield is charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action.

On Friday, a judge determined that Mayfield should be tried as an adult despite his minor status. Officials were unable to comment on the decision, but in past cases, judges have decided to try minors as adults after close evaluation of the minor's behavior as well as whether or not they pose a threat to the community.

Mayfield will listen in on the formal reading of the charges against him via video feed from the Boone County Jail, where he is currently being held.

The video arraignment will take place at 1:30 p.m. Mayfield's bond will also be set at this time.

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