14-year-old arrested by US Marshals in Tallahassee
Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12:35 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12:35 p.m.
TALLAHASSEE — A 14-year-old St. Petersburg teen was arrested in Tallahassee by U.S. Marshals and is being charged as an adult with first-degree murder.
Franco Thomas was arrested Tuesday. Authorities have been searching for him since July.
Police say Thomas beat a 21-year-old man to death with a shotgun during a home invasion robbery in St. Petersburg in July.
Officials received information that Thomas was living in Tallahassee with a relative.
Thomas will be extradited to Pinellas County. It's unclear whether he has retained an attorney.
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