Second 15-year-old charged in Memphis pastor’s death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Another teenage suspect has been charged in the murder of Memphis pastor Autura Eason-Williams.

A 15 year old is now facing first degree murder, first degree murder in the commission of a robbery, specifically aggravated robbery, possession of a firearm in a dangerous crime and a carjacking.

On Friday, task force and homicide investigators labeled the teenager a suspect. When investigators arrived at the teenager’s residence at the 4200 block of Tutwiler Avenue, police said he was not home.

He was then taken into custody after agreeing by telephone to meet with the authorities.

Police located Pastor Autura Eason-Williams with gunshot wounds outside his home in Whitehaven after a carjacking last Monday. She was rushed to hospital where she later died of her injuries.

Last week, two other teenagers were also charged after leading Shelby County sheriff’s deputies on a chase hours after the murder.

A 15 years old was charged with first degree murder, among other charges, and a 16-year-old was charged with theft of property. A 17-year-old was also arrested but was released without charge.

Law enforcement said the teens were also involved in a second carjacking, about eight hours after Eason-Williams died.

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