2 teens charged with killing 10-year-old boy strike deal to avoid life in prison
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The boy was in his Asbury Park apartment in February when he was shot to death.

Two Neptune Township teenagers on Monday admitted their role in a shooting earlier this year that left a 10-year-old boy dead and his mother wounded.

Karon Council, 18, and Jah-Del Birch, 17, were each charged with murder in the Feb. 21 slaying of Yovanni Banos-Merino, who was in his Asbury Park apartment when Council opened fire at the residence. Council's accomplice, Birch, was with...


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