NCCU student one of three charged with Durham murder

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

October 8, 2013 2:41:00 PM PDT
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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