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Second Teen Charged in Murder of 18-Year Old

A Covington tragedy worsens as a second teenage boy is arrested and charged with murder in the December 20 shooting death of Brett Thornberry, 18, at 1010 Greenup Street. Covington Police tell The River City News that a 16-year old boy was arrested on December 28 on the charges of murder and robbery. That news, which was just released today, follows the December 22 arrest of a 15-year old boy on charges of murder and complicity to robbery in the same case.

Police were called to 1010 Greenup Street in the 7 o'clock hour of December 20 after neighbors reported the sound of gunfire. Officers discovered Thornberry in the backyard, shot to death. The property is the same location of one of Covington's most gruesome murders in recent years in which Shawn Davis was lured to the address at the promise of sex before being robbed, beaten to death, transported to Campbell County, and burned. 

The names of the teen boys charged in Thornberry's murder are being withheld as they are juveniles. Their names would be revealed if the case were to be transferred to adult court. Each is being held in the juvenile detention facility in Campbell County.