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Man and juvenile face first-degree murder indictments in Pasco killings

NEW PORT RICHEY — A grand jury on Wednesday returned two first-degree murder indictments.

One of them, against a juvenile, remained sealed until the defendant is transferred to adult custody. The juvenile's name was not released as of Wednesday evening, but the indictment comes on the heels of an arrest Monday evening of 14-year-old Harleme Larry in the shooting death of Agustin Hernandez.

Deputies said Hernandez and three other men were walking on Oak Street in Dade City at 1:41 a.m. Saturday when Larry robbed them at gunpoint, then shot Hernandez. He later bragged to friends that he'd robbed and killed a man over $4, authorities said.

The indicted juvenile will be charged as an adult, chief Assistant State Attorney Bruce Bartlett told a judge.

Grand jurors also indicted James Davis, 45, who is charged in the murder of former Thundercats writer Stephen Perry in May.

Perry was living on Eighth Avenue in Zephyrhills with Davis and his wife, Roxanne. Friends say Perry, 56, was ill with bladder cancer.

No motive has been released in that killing, but court documents say Davis went to great lengths to conceal the murder, scrubbing the crime scene with chemicals, dismembering Perry's body and scattering the parts.

Authorities found Perry's arm in a Dumpster in Tampa and his torso in a vacant lot in Wesley Chapel, documents say.

Roxanne Davis is in custody on a charge of violating probation. She has not been charged in the homicide.

Molly Moorhead can be reached at moorhead@sptimes.com. or (727) 869-6245.

Man and juvenile face first-degree murder indictments in Pasco killings 07/14/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:55pm]
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