Preliminary hearing for two suspects in murder of teenagers continues

Two teenagers charged with the murder of a 15-year-old boy shot dead outside his Philadelphia home were due to appear in court on Tuesday morning, but the case has now continued until next year.

Sean Toomey, 15, was killed while unloading a crate of water from his family’s car in the 6200 block of Mulberry Street in March. Police say he was shot in the head as he tried to flee an attempted carjacking.

Two 17-year-olds, Daniel Gardee and Saahir Teagle, have been charged with murder in the deadly June shooting.

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The two teenagers were first arrested in April in an AirBnB full of weapons. However, they were not suspects in Toomey’s murder at the time.

Officials say they were able to approve the murder charges less than a week later after a carjacking suspect came forward with a groundbreaking development.

The suspect told authorities that he and the teens attempted to rob a woman at an ATM across from Toomey’s home. Prosecutors say the suspect was not with the teens at the time of Toomey’s murder.

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The murder charges came as the slain teenager’s father, John Toomey, claimed Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner was ‘guilty’ of his son’s murder.

He joined other families of gun violence victims in Philadelphia to call for Krasner’s impeachment.

The two suspects were due to appear before a judge at 9 a.m. on Monday, but the preliminary hearing continued until January 18, 2023.

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