MIAMI (AP) — Police have charged a 15-year-old student in the slaying of a New York rabbi who was on his way to temple in Miami.
Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Jennifer Capote said Wednesday that homicide detectives had arrested Deandre Charles in connection with the death of 60-year-old Rabbi Joseph Raksin.
Raksin was fatally shot Aug. 9, 2014, as he walked to a temple in Miami, where he had been visiting family. At the time, authorities said the slaying appeared to have been a robbery gone bad, but had not ruled out a hate crime. But authorities called it a crime of opportunity Wednesday.
The Miami Herald (http://tinyurl.com/npphek9) reports DNA and eyewitness testimony helped identity Charles.
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A grand jury indicted him on first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery.