Arrest made in fatal beating of Richmond teen

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RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Richmond youth has been arrested in connection with the fatal beating of a teenager in that city.

Richmond Police Capt. James Branum tells the Palladium-Item a 16-year-old was taken into custody after meeting with detectives Tuesday morning. The youth faced a preliminary charge of murder.

Seventeen-year-old Caleb Woosley was found dead in an alley on May 18.

Branum says investigators went to the suspect’s home Tuesday and asked him to come in and talk to officers. He says the youth came in with his mother.

Branum declined to provide any other details surrounding the arrest. He says more arrests are expected.

Branum says Indiana law provides for an automatic waiver to adult court for juveniles charged with murder.

Richmond is about 65 miles east of Indianapolis. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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