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Teen arrested in murder of elderly Munford couple

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MUNFORD, TN (WMC-TV) – Authorities have arrested a suspect in the murder of an elderly Munford couple.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the 16-year-old was arrested Wednesday night and charged with first degree murder, felony murder and aggravated battery in the deaths of 80-year-old James Walker and 75-year-old Bertha Walker.

Investigators spent more than 10 hours at the murder scene Wednesday, interviewing dozens of people. TBI agents arrested the suspect Wednesday night, after recieving a tip about a possible suspect hiding out in a Millington hotel.

Thursday, officials did not release the name of the suspect, who is a student at Munford High. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning in a Tipton County courtroom.

Reached for comment about the arrest, Randall Walker, a grandson of the victims said, "We hope something good comes out of it...that justice is served."

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