NC Teen 16 CHARGED WITH MURDERING 11-Year-Old Girl

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Justin Johnson, a 16-year-old New Bern, NC., teen, has been charged with murdering 11-year-old Hailey Joyner on Saturday.

Johnson was charged with one count of murder in the young girl’s death on Saturday while making his first court appearance in Craven County court Monday morning.

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The Craven County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1000 block of Antioch Road in the Bridgeton area in reference to a reported shooting on Saturday. Upon arrival, officers discovered Joyner had suffered a gunshot wound. Joyner later died as a result of her injury. Johnson is being held in the Craven County Jail under no bond.wnct

Family members who said they believed it was an accident.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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