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Man and teen arrested and charged in SC robbery deaths

August 4, 2019

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say they have charged a 33-year-old man and a 17-year-old man in the deaths of two people during a robbery in South Carolina.

Sumter Police said they are also investigating if Kelvin Bell and his teen accomplice are responsible for two other robberies of Hispanic people in the area that prompted authorities to set up a hotline with Spanish speaking officers.

Police said Bell is charged with two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of 25-year-old Diego Teletor and 46-year-old Gregorio Chun outside a Sumter home on July 25.

A new state law means the 17-year-old suspect who turned himself in Saturday night is considered a juvenile. But police say will ask prosecutors to pursue charging him as an adult.

It wasn’t known if Bell has a lawyer.

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