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4 teens charged in U of M student's murder

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Four teenagers have been charged in the murder of 19-year-old University of Memphis student TK Hancock.

Charles McClain, 18, and three juveniles are charged with first degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated robbery.

Hancock was found shot to death inside a white Honda in the parking of the Hollywood Library branch on November 11.

The student was also a FedEx employee and the father of an 11-month-old son.

"He reminds me of my son in a lot of ways," Hancock's mother said Saturday as she held one-year-old Kadence. "He has his eyes his nose, his personality. He's going to have his daddy's personality."

LaVata Hancock says her son worked since he was 15 years old. He wanted to start his own business after graduation.

"He said it was going to be bigger than Walmart," she said.

LaVata Hancock hopes her son's killers realize that they shortened the life of a son and father.

"No matter what was going on in your life, he'd try to uplift you," she said of her only child.

She also says she's grateful to have her young grandson in her life.

"It's a blessing, it's a part of my son still here," she said.

Charles McClain will face a judge Monday on the first degree murder charge.

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