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December 30, 2010

2010's Top Stories: Double homicide strikes community

ANDERSON, Ind. — A double homicide struck the city in November, leaving residents wondering who would kill a mid-20s couple. Less than two weeks later, the answer was given in the form of teenagers.

“We got a lot of support from the community,” said Anderson police Sgt. Bill Casey. “Without their help, we couldn’t have made this happen, especially in such a timely manner.”

The bodies of 24-year-old Keya Prince and 25-year-old Stephen Streeter were found Nov. 29. According to the coroner, they both died from single gunshot wounds.

The case, police said, quickly unraveled.

Just a couple of days after finding the bodies, a police officer stopped two teenagers at about 3 a.m. Tuesday for being out past curfew. A neighbor called police at about the same time to tell them one of the boys had thrown a gun in his front yard.

One week later, Martez Brown, 16, admitted to the murders and implicated Na-Son Smith, 18; and Jacob Fuller, 15, according to Anderson police.

Though police contend the boys had gone to rob Streeter of drugs and money, Smith said in a jailhouse interview that he and his friends are innocent.

“I done did a lot of wrong; I done committed a bunch of crimes, but I ain’t never killed nobody,” Smith said. “I ain’t that type of dude.”

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