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Reported by Nick Kenney

Community remembers teen shot and killed in Byhalia

The funeral for the Mississippi teen shot and killed last week in Byhalia will take place on Tuesday, while his friends are charged with murder.

On a tiny road in Olive Branch Monday, huge crowds filtered in and out of a funeral home.  Meanwhile, back in Byhalia, the Reverend Andrew Cheairs prepared to bury a teenager he has known since birth.

Terrell Richmond was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon.

"Sunday prior to that Tuesday, Terrell was here. Here in the pews," Cheairs said.

Richmond was on his computer in his room when he was shot. He had invited two friends inside.  Both are charged with planning his murder and carrying it out.

While teenage friends struggle to understand, Cheairs does, too.

"I been in this area 19 years, I've never experienced anything like this. So I'm praying we never have to do it again, but after prayer, you have to do something," Cheairs said.

Cheairs said Richmond got caught up in the wrong crowd.

Two teenagers have been arrested.

15-year-old Remill Mason is accused of pulling the trigger. 16-year-old Telvin Campbell is accused of helping plan the murder.

Both were supposed to appear in court Monday morning for a bond hearing.     

But, it was delayed a week.

Mason and Campbell have been charged with simple murder and requires they be entitled to the possibility of a bond amount.

However, both are in the Marshall County Jail without bond at the moment.

Defense attorneys will ask a judge to grant bond.

Prosecutors said they plan to ask for no bond by arguing that the two teens are a danger to the community.

From baptism to the eulogy, Cheairs says Richmond's death carries a message.

"Did Terrell die as gain or did he die in vain? Now if we don't do anything about this, he died in vain. But if we were to move forward and make this a progressive move from the tragic and from the situation, then he died with gain," Cheairs said.


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