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NCCU student one of three charged with Durham murder

Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Rakeem Montel Best, Hope Farley, and Thomas Antwan Clayton

Rakeem Montel Best, Hope Farley, and Thomas Antwan Clayton (Images courtesy Durham Police Department)

The Durham Police Department said Tuesday it has charged a North Carolina Central University student with murder in the death of a 19 year old this past April.

Rakeem Montel Best, 20, of Durham was taken to the Durham County Jail.

Two other people - Hope Farley, 19, of Durham and Thomas Antwan Clayton, 21, of Morrisville were arrested and charged with murder in April.

Investigators say the trio is responsible for killing 19-year-old JeJuan Jonteil Taylor Jr. of Durham. He was shot in a car at Duke Manor Apartments on South LaSalle Street April 18.

Farley and Clayton were both also charged with conspiring to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Farley and Clayton remain in the Durham County Jail.

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