Boy charged in cabbie`s murder saw triple homicide in US

Police say a 16-year-old charged with fatally shooting a Pennsylvania cab driver who didn`t take his preferred route was interviewed as a witness to a triple homicide in New Jersey last year.

PTI| Last Updated: May 25, 2014, 23:13 PM IST

Scranton (US): Police say a 16-year-old charged with fatally shooting a Pennsylvania cab driver who didn`t take his preferred route was interviewed as a witness to a triple homicide in New Jersey last year.

The boy was charged with murder Friday night, hours after 47-year-old cab driver Vincent Darbenzio was found shot in the head in Scranton. Police said he had complained the driver was "taking the long way and ripping him off."

The boy also claimed he had been a suspect in a Newark triple homicide.

But Newark detective Anthony Ambrose tells the Star-Ledger that police had interviewed him as a witness to the Christmas slayings of three teenagers, but he wasn`t a suspect. A 15-year-old was arrested in that case.
The teenager is being held without bail. It`s unclear if he has a lawyer.