Two teens indicted in death of elderly Memphis man - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Two teens indicted in death of elderly Memphis man

Alvin Gordon Alvin Gordon
Devaron Taylor Devaron Taylor

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A grand jury has indicted two teens for the murder of a 79-year-old man found shot to death outside his south Memphis home last September, officials said Friday.

Officials said last September, the victim, Maurice Pegues, was found shot to death outside his home in the 2100 block of Goff.

An investigation led to the arrests of Alvin Gordon, 18, and Devaron Taylor, who was 17 years old at the time of the incident.  F

Friday, officials announced both teens had been indicted on charges of first degree murder during the perpetration of aggravated burglary, first degree murder during the perpetration of attempted especially aggravated robbery, attempted especially aggravated robbery, and aggravated burglary.

A juvenile court judge transferred Taylor to criminal court to be tried as an adult.  Gordon is currently being held on a $5 million bond; Taylor is being held without bond.

Officials said adults charged with first degree murder face a punishment of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 51 years, life in prison without parole, or death.  Juveniles charged with first degree murder face life in prison with the possibility of parole after 51 years, or life in prison without parole.

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