Juvenile charged with murder in death of sibling

Nov. 10, 2013 @ 08:04 PM

A 16-year-old High Point boy was killed early Sunday and his juvenile sibling was charged with murder in connection with his death, according to authorities.
High Point police officers responded to an address in the Brentwood Crossing apartment complex in the 300 block of Brentwood Street about 12:45 a.m. after receiving a call that an assault with a deadly weapon had occurred there.
When officers arrived, they found a victim — identified by police as 16-year-old Ti’kere Martin — who had been stabbed.
Guilford County EMS personnel took Martin to High Point Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival, police said.
Investigators from the police department’s Violent Crime Unit were called in to assist. A suspect — a 14-year-old girl who police said is a sibling of Martin’s — was identified and later charged with first-degree murder, authorities said.
“Presently, it appears that the motive in this incident stemmed from an argument between the siblings,” a police news release stated.
Police said Martin was from High Point but did not say whether he or the suspect resided at the apartment where the stabbing allegedly occurred.
No one answered the door to the apartment when a reporter visited the scene Sunday afternoon. Neighbors either weren’t home or said they didn’t know anything about the homicide.
The suspect’s name was not released because of her status as a minor.
Police said the first-degree murder charge was filed within the juvenile court system. The case remains under investigation, and a decision on whether the suspect will face prosecution as an adult will be made at a later time by the District Attorney’s office.