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13 and 15 year old boys charged with capital murder in Montgomery's 37th homicide of 2013

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Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy addresses the media regarding arrests in the city's 37th homicide of the year. Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy addresses the media regarding arrests in the city's 37th homicide of the year.
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The Montgomery Police Department is calling citizens to action after a 13 and 15 year old were charged Tuesday with capital murder.

"We need the parents of this city to parents," said Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy who appealed to the city's residents to invest and help stop the violence that could save teens' who are involved in criminal behavior

The youths are charged connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Christopher Lewis Saturday night on Bonaparte Boulevard, the city's 37th homicide of 2013

Investigators determined the boys met the victim on Facebook and arranged a meeting with Lewis. Chief Kevin Murphy say both suspects showed up with guns, robbed Lewis and then shot him.  Lewis was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

"No circumstances could hardly be more tragic," Chief Murphy said.

The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office says it's too soon to tell if the suspects will be tried as adults, or youthful offenders.

Currently, the suspects are being held in the Montgomery County Youth Detention Facility.

Both were enrolled in the Montgomery Public School System, but their names are not being released at this time.

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