Fourth teen charged as adult in St. Louis hammer killing

3 years 2 weeks 2 days ago Wednesday, September 30 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Wednesday, September 30, 2015 1:08:00 PM CDT September 30, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The last of four teenagers who St. Louis police say used hammers to kill a Bosnian immigrant last year is charged as an adult. 

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 17-year-old Travis Kidd was certified as an adult Monday and charged the next day with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He's jailed on $300,000 cash bond.

Police say 32-year-old Zemir Begic was heading home from a bar with a friend and his girlfriend early last Nov. 30 when several juveniles approached and began damaging his car. Investigators say Begic got out to confront the teens and was pummeled by them with hammers. 

A motive for the attack remains unclear. 

Kidd has been in juvenile detention since at least December. 

Online court records don't show whether Kidd has an attorney. 

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