Minnesota teen charged with murder says victim had molested him for years


A Moorhead teenager faces life in prison for killing a man he says had molested him, and police are continuing their search for a second suspect in the weekend homicide.

The 16-year-old, who the Forum says was tearful and visibly shaken in court on Tuesday, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder – which means he'll be tried as an adult. (Editor's note: It's BringMeTheNews' policy to not name juveniles charged with a crime.)

Bradley Carrington was found dead in his Moorhead mobile home on Sunday, and though autopsy results are pending, the teenager told investigators the suspect "punched" and "kicked" the man in the face and head multiple times, then left the scene when he was dead, Valley News Live reports.

According to the Dickinson Press, the teen also told authorities he'd been planning to kill Carrington – whom he says had been sexually abusing him for years – and that he "saw an opportunity" when he was drinking with him Saturday night.

The Forum says he's also charged with second-degree, unpremeditated murder, and that his bail was set at $750,000.

Meanwhile, the search is on for a 20-year-old, who Valley News Live says is wanted in connection with Carrington's death. His car was found on Monday, but he remains at large.

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