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Funeral Wednesday for child killed in the Bronx

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The Reverend Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy Wednesday for a young boy who died in playground crossfire in the Bronx.

A stray bullet hit 4-year-old Llyod Morgan, Jr., outside the McKinley Houses in the Morrisania section Sunday evening.

Anonymous donors covered the funeral costs.

Two teenagers are facing murder charges in his death.

The Bronx District Attorney's Office announced the indictment Monday against 17-year-old Rondell Pinkerton. If convicted of murder, he faces up to 25 years to life imprisonment.

Grand jury action is pending on a second defendant, 19, charged with murder. A third defendant, who was wounded in the shooting, has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

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